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Re: Omitting "Maintainer:"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Omitting "Maintainer:"
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 18:02:34 +0100
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On May 19, 2019 5:44:55 PM GMT+01:00, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
> > useless, and the remaining "Maintainer:" instances are easily (and
> > more-accurately) determined from the commit logs. If we had removed
> Well, that depends: in many files, the commit log has loads of
> cosmetic
> commits from other people than the maintainer, so it's good to have an
> official statement about who considers himself in charge.
> Also, the `Maintainer:` line can specify a mailing-list or a "virtual"
> email, whereas commits usually specify the personal email of
> a given individual.
> This said, I agree that whether the "Maintainer: emacs-devel.." are
> useful is debatable.
>         Stefan

FWIW, I use that line to know whom to ping or consult about a given file.

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