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Re: ChangeLog to *VC-log*

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ChangeLog to *VC-log*
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 22:00:05 +0200

> From: Stephen Berman <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:30:32 +0100
> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> I found the cause of the change in behavior I observed: it's due to the
> elimination of files named "ChangeLog" from the Emacs sources (there are
> now only files named "ChangeLog.<n>").  In consequence, find-change-log
> creates an empty file named "ChangeLog" in the immediate directory of
> the file in which `C-x 4 a' was invoked, e.g. in lisp/calendar/, when
> I'm editing todo-mode.el; previously, `C-x 4 a' found lisp/ChangeLog.  I
> guess those who don't see this keep an non-VCS-tracked file "ChangeLog"
> at top level.
> If we don't return to maintaining versioned ChangeLog files, I think it
> would be desirable for `C-x 4 a' to always create (or find) the file
> "ChangeLog" at top level when editing Emacs sources, since this would
> add the required directory levels to the commit message.

No, _you_ should create a file at top level, and then everything will
continue working.  That's why the top-level file is called
ChangeLog.2: to keep it out of your way.

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