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Why do we still have AUTHORS?

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Leon Timmermans
February 23, 2022 23:11
Why do we still have AUTHORS?
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We've been maintaining an AUTHORS file for more than twenty years, but in
these days of git I'm kind of wondering why we still do this.

We actually have tests that check if any new addition matches git, why
don't we just rely on git instead? And remain a HISTORIC-AUTHORS file
honoring the contributors who predate our transition to git.

Right now it's a recurring source of test failures for new contributors,
without providing any clear benefit IME. Why would we keep doing this?


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