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Re: [PATCH] Thank the developer of the initial push parser implementatio

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Thank the developer of the initial push parser implementation.
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:02:14 +0200

Le 20 janv. 2010 à 17:00, Joel E. Denny a écrit :

Hi Joel,

Trying to reduce a bit my todo stack...

>> On Tirsdag 19 januar 2010, Joel E. Denny wrote:
>>> On Mon, 18 Jan 2010, Akim Demaille wrote:
>>>> If it is not the case (I don't have Bison at
>>>> hand), we should make sur Odd is credited in the NEWS file too.
>>> No recent contributor is credited in the NEWS file, and there have been
>>> many.  I guess this is my fault as I had always thought the ChangeLog was
>>> the usual place for that.  It's fine with me to add Odd to NEWS, but we
>>> should add the rest of them at the same time.
>>> However, I don't know how you want that to look.  Do we list all
>>> contributors for each feature?  In this case, Odd was the original
>>> developer.  Bob Rossi prepared it for modern Bison.  Paul Eggert, you, and
>>> I gave advice and made substantial code contributions before the first
>>> release.  Did I forget anyone?  We would have the same questions for
>>> recent features such as DOT, Java, named references, XML, etc.
> Akim, I hope I'm not coming across as being disagreeable here.  It's 
> absolutely fine by me to extend NEWS in this way.  I just want to be fair 
> to everyone involved, and I'm not sure of the right way to do it.

I wholeheartedly agree here.  Yet, Paul and I have done quite some code, 
indeed, but I was mainly talking about Features, with a capital F, say Push 
parser, Java skeletons, GLR and so forth.  Yet, maintainers, such as you, Paul, 
and I, should be credited for rolling the tarball.  So everybody should get the 
credit s/he deserves.

It will take some time to complete the list, but we may start on 2.5, and see 
if people can help to complete for master.  Then, maybe some day we'll write a 
History section.

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