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OT: ChangeLog stylistics

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: OT: ChangeLog stylistics
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 18:13:50 +0100
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> >  RW> * tests/ Updated.
> > 
> > "Update." :)
> There is considerable variation among ChangeLog entries in packages I
> know with respect to the passive or active voice. [...]

I though it's a problem of present vs. past tense, not actove/passive voice.

The changelog informs about what _was done_ so there is no reason to use
present tense or imperative.

I think I remember being corrected that something like

        * dir/kill.c (killer): Add line to kill `foo.'

should rather be

        * dir/kill.c (killer): Added line to kill `foo.'

but I presumed that

        * dir/kill.c (killer): Kill also `foo.'

would be a correct description of the same change.


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