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Re: bug#53617: 28.0.90; duplicate checks in erc--switch-to-buffer

From: Michael Olson
Subject: Re: bug#53617: 28.0.90; duplicate checks in erc--switch-to-buffer
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 22:22:05 -0500

On Sun, Jan 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> wrote:
"J.P." <jp@neverwas.me> writes:

> Apologies for the unintelligible mumblage. Somehow (believe it or not),
> I was trying to ask whether there's a system in place for keeping track
> of the number of non-trivial changes a non-paperwork holder has made so
> far. By "system" I guess I mean a person in charge of recording such
> information or perhaps a table somewhere to consult. But if it's less
> formal than all that, I suppose I'll just rely on the git history and
> whatever an author self-reports. Thanks.

No, we don't have such a system, unfortunately.  It's somewhat
subjective what counts -- we try to count "lines of code", so whitespace
changes don't count, of course, and other trivial transforms don't count

What I'd sometimes do 10+ years ago is keep an AUTHORS file with a list of who contributed, which files, and (in the case of unassigned contributors) how many lines so I knew if they were getting close to the limit. I'm not sure if that would map well to the Emacs repo, maybe a side file like ERC-AUTHORS, or just kept outside of the repo.

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