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Re: ChangeLog to *VC-log*

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: ChangeLog to *VC-log*
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:59:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.92 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:16:01 +0800 Xue Fuqiao <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 3:30 AM, Stephen Berman <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
>> 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.  (Of course,
>> people could just always use `C-u C-x 4 a', but that's not as
>> convenient.)  Since other projects that could use `C-x 4 a' may have
>> different requirements on its effect, this should be conditioned by a
>> user option (or maybe just a plain variable), which can (and probably
>> should) be set in .dir-locals.el.  What do others think?
> Does commit dc435af152e6df3d85b0c21eaf9ff39dce0091bb fix this issue?

Glenn Morris mentioned this in bug#22968; since I'm not currently using
master, I haven't tried it yet, but intend to as soon as I can.

Steve Berman

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