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Re: Policty question - encoding to use in git repository?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Policty question - encoding to use in git repository?
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:40:04 +0100
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> While we're on the topic of normalization, is it the intent to
> normalize spelling of author and committer names in the repository?
> E.g., replace "Fran├žois_Pinard" with "Fran├žois Pinard" (no
> underscore)?  Or replace "Richard M. Stallman" and "Richard M
> Stallman" with "Richard Stallman"? How about email addresses?  Perhaps
> you've already addressed this point but if so I'm afraid I forgot what
> you wrote.

Normalization of names and mail addresses is done by putting all
respective mail addresses with proper names into a .mailmap file in the
top directory of the repository.  Git will consult this file for his
various operations requiring unification of names, like git shortlog.

David Kastrup

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