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bug#17970: log-edit creates unwanted ChangeLog buffers


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#17970: log-edit creates unwanted ChangeLog buffers
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:22:51 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:18:05 -0400
> 
> >>> What if I already did "C-x 4 a", which visited a non-existing
> >>> ChangeLog, and wrote my entry, but didn't yet save that buffer?
> > Then you get punished for not committing your ChangeLog at the same time
> > as the associated commit. ;)
> 
> But this case is actually interesting because for repositories such as
> `elpa' which don't use ChangeLogs but do want to use the ChangeLog
> conventions in the commit message, a way to do that is to use C-x 4 a to
> fill the ChangeLog buffer but you won't want to save this buffer.

Not just elpa, but other projects as well.  Guile and Coreutils, for
example.  That's how I bumped into this use case.





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