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Re: April 7 cutover for generating ChangeLog automatically

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: April 7 cutover for generating ChangeLog automatically
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:41:26 -0700
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Create a top-level ChangeLog file with a single dummy entry, and the
next add-change-log-entry will automatically find that ChangeLog and
format the entry as required.

Yes, that's what I typically do. vc-dwim encourages this style; with it, the top level ChangeLog is a symlink to somewhere else, which has other advantages.

Another hack would be something like this:

(setq change-log-default-name "/home/eggert/src/gnu/emacs/master/ChangeLog")

Though of course this won't work well if you have the habit of working on multiple projects or repositories.

I expect add-change-log-entry could be made smarter, so that it would do the right thing with a vanilla copy of Emacs checked out from the repository, one that doesn't have a ChangeLog file.

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