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Re: [PATCH] New option to make C-x 4 a use file-less ChangeLog buffers (

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] New option to make C-x 4 a use file-less ChangeLog buffers (was Re: git history tracking across renames (and emacs support))
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:50:18 +0300

> From: João Távora <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:36:57 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > [...] perhaps add-log.el could be extended to be able to use a buffer
> > name, not just a file name, for where to put the log messages.  It
> > already allows you to customize the file name; it could do something
> > similar with a buffer name, and that buffer could have no file name.
> > Then a large part of your problems would go away, AFAIU.
> Hi Eli,
> Find attached a patch that does exactly this.  It is only lightly
> tested, so I need a clinical eye that I didn't break anything.
> Fortunately, it is quite short.  Appropriately, I used it to compose the
> commit message (and I don't have any ChangeLog files lying around).
> If this is accepted, I can submit more patches for more related
> functionality.  The next two I imagine, in this order, are:
> * C-c C-c (commit-time in vc-log) somehow disables the entries collected
>   by C-c C-a in the ChangeLog buffer.
> * Use a single ChangeLog buffer indexed by projects (Stefan's idea)

Thanks.  I didn't forget about this and didn't lose it.  I'm just a
bit busy these days, and may need a couple more days before I get to
reviewing this.  I'm saving Stefan's comments and your responses for
that time.

Stay tuned.

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