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Re: Why do we still have AUTHORS?

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Karen Etheridge
February 25, 2022 02:55
Re: Why do we still have AUTHORS?
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On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 3:27 PM <> wrote:

> Right now, the most obvious benefit it provides is to make very clear
> to new contributors that the email address they provide is going to
> become very visible, forever.

We can do that with a prepopulated text box when creating a pull request.
Just create a file called in the root of the
directory. It can also point to the documentation on how to create a good
pull request, how to run tests, etc etc.

Does any tool or utility actually read from the AUTHORS file? or is its
sole purpose now to be one more thing that a contributor must update, even
though no warning is given of this fact in advance?

+1000 for getting rid of this test and stopping updates to this file.

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