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From:
Marcel Timmerman
Date:
May 2, 2022 20:22
Subject:
author specification
Message ID:
f3da8437-d11b-2365-69af-4746ad4d4293@gmail.com
Hi,

I was wondering about the 'auth' specification in the meta file or on 
the class/module/package. I was used to specify it as 'github:MARTIMM' 
because I store the stuff on GitHub for all the goodies it offers. Now I 
see//that fez wants to start with 'fez:' and when I look at the 
raku.land site for a module of mine I see a remark /'/The uploading 
author of cpan:MARTIMM does not match the META author of 
github:MARTIMM.' because I upload it to CPAN nowadays and have never 
specified somewhere that the auth has become 'cpan:MARTIMM'.

I feel that this is not useful (even correct) to pin someone to use an 
auth specification with a defined prefix for some ecosystem one is 
using. So changing to another ecosystem forces that person to change the 
auth everywhere in its code and meta files to get rid of any errors or 
warnings. Besides that, the change of the author on the same code poses 
the question later on, if that code is forked and changed by someone 
else or that it is still the same developer working on it?

Regards,
Marcel

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