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Re: [PATCH 3/7] use gnulib to print --help and --version

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/7] use gnulib to print --help and --version
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:43:18 +0000

On 31 December 2013 23:24, Sami Kerola <address@hidden> wrote:

> #define AUTHORS \
>   proper_name ("Original Author"),
>   proper_name ("Second Major Contributor"),
>   proper_name ("Firstname Lastname")

Hmm, that's cute, but it is sadly not actually "true" for hello. It does
raise an interesting question though: I usually put the current maintainer
first (to avoid lazy users bothering ex-maintainers).

I think in the case of hello, if we can't establish who wrote most of the
code, we should either list all the main contributors from AUTHORS, or just
give them a collective name ("GNU hello contributors") or some-such. Or
omit them, as many programs do (e.g. coreutils).


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