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Re: Omitting "Maintainer:" (was: Robert J. Chasell reference ...)

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Omitting "Maintainer:" (was: Robert J. Chasell reference ...)
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 16:47:24 -0400

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  > For example, all 327 instances of 
  > "Maintainer: address@hidden" in the source code are useless,

Isn't that simply restating the default?
If so, they are indeed redundant, but that is not a new thing.

                                                                      and the 
  > remaining "Maintainer:" instances are easily (and more-accurately) 
  > from the commit logs.

Maintainer tags, when not redundant, are useful for people for whom
looking at the repo is inconvenient in some way.

Dr Richard Stallman
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