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Re: OT: ChangeLog stylistics

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: OT: ChangeLog stylistics
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 09:43:06 -0800
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Stepan Kasal <address@hidden> writes:

> 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've always had trouble figuring out whether past or present
tense is proper for use in change logs.  Because I can't remember
which to use, I end up mixing them, which looks worse than either

But your argument is simple and persuasive.  I'll have to try to
remember it as I write change log entries in the future.
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