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Branislav Zahradník
February 24, 2022 13:52
Re: Why do we still have AUTHORS?
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On Thu, 24 Feb 2022 at 00:11, Leon Timmermans <> wrote:

> 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?
Personally I do not mind AUTHORS file.
It just should not enforce contributors to put their github account email
somewhere - either AUTHORS or .mailmap

> Leon

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