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Re: master bef1be8: Fixes for "Maintainer:" and related lines

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: master bef1be8: Fixes for "Maintainer:" and related lines
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 10:40:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Paul Eggert wrote:

> branch: master
> commit bef1be873009d6e9f5a097396179f63a565bb6fd
>     Mostly, this just removes "Maintainer: address@hidden" lines,
>     which are not that useful.

They are useful. It is long-standing Emacs convention that if there is
no Maintainer header, the Author is the maintainer. See elisp node
"Conventional Headers for Emacs Libraries". So this change isn't
correct, since it implies someone is the maintainer when they are not.

>  ;; Author: Gerd Moellmann <address@hidden>
> -;; Maintainer: address@hidden


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