I am using Magit. After staging some changes, when I press to commit something, Magit opens a buffer like this:
# Please enter the commit message for your changes. Lines starting # with '#' will be ignored, and an empty message aborts the commit. # # On branch feature-no-procrastinate-mode # Your branch is ahead of 'origin/feature-no-procrastinate-mode' by 4 commits. # (use "git push" to publish your local commits) # # Changes to be committed: # modified: source/mode/no-procrastinate.lisp # # Untracked files: # source/no-procrastinate.lisp~ #
Every time this happens I do the following:
1 - I remove all comments until the line with
source/mode/no-procrastinate.lisp. There, I usually keep the file name, I add
2 - I write something meaningful about the changes. For instance, the final result of the manual changes would be:
source/mode/no-procrastinate.lisp: insert documentation strings. # # Untracked files: # source/no-procrastinate.lisp~ #
On one hand, I bet step 1 can be automated with a short elisp function and a hook. On the other hand, step 2 probably can't be automated (yet - let's wait for a new generation of AI :D).
How can I automate step 1? What would be a cool function and a hook for it?
Or, what if it was a command instead of a hook so that it was not completely automatic?
I still do not know much about Elisp to write this from scratch.