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bug#4760: 23.1.50; C-x v a gone wild.


From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: bug#4760: 23.1.50; C-x v a gone wild.
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:24:30 -0700 (PDT)

address@hidden (Jan =?UTF-8?Q?Dj=C3=A4rv) writes:

  > Please write in English if possible, because the Emacs maintainers
  > usually do not have translators to read other languages for them.
  > 
  > Your bug report will be posted to the address@hidden mailing list.
  > 
  > Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
  > and the precise symptoms of the bug:
  > 
  > C-x v a computes change log entries for a very long time.
  > Then it inserts an entry with lot of old stuff included.
  > It doesn't respect user-full-name or user-mail-address.
  > The change isn't mentioned in NEWS, is there a switch to get back the
  > old C-x v a?

AFAICT nothing has changed in this area for a long time.

If you could send some step by step instructions on how to reproduce
this with an old version that works the way you expect, it might not be
too hard to find what changed...
(I've never used this command, so I don't know what to expect of it).





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