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Re: Omitting "Maintainer:"

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Omitting "Maintainer:"
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 21:18:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> Come to think of it, the "Maintainer:" comments are no longer worth
> the effort of keeping them up-to-date, now that we have a
> version-control system that keeps track of authors and committers
> automatically.

There's so much noise from cosmetic and routine updates in the version
control system that it's really helpful to have a Maintainer: line to
hint at who the real person in charge of the file is, in my opinion.

But the Maintainer: emacs-devel bits don't add much value.

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