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Re: [Bug-gnulib] 4-gary-version-etc-full-author-string.patch

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] 4-gary-version-etc-full-author-string.patch
Date: 24 Sep 2003 10:18:56 -0700
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address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

> Heck, here's another choice -- how about not listing the authors at all?

That would be simplest, and yes we could do it, but I'm a bit
reluctant to (for example) take Robert Corbett's name out of the
"bison --version" output.  He did a lot of work getting Bison off the

I've made the points I want to make, and I suspect that Bruno has too.
At this point it's really Jim's call.  My vote should count less
anyway, as I don't use version-etc in the applications that I'm the
principal maintainer for -- partly because of this problem, partly for
other minor reasons, e.g. I prefer using a copyright msgid like
_("Copyright (C) %d Free Software Foundation, Inc.\n") that doesn't
need to be retranslated every year.

> Just ignore me if I'm being stupid :).

No, you're being a voice of sanity and mild reason....

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