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SubjectRe: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS
On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 08:34:55AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I wanted to add an entry to MAINTAINERS and while doing it I saw that in
> the corresponding region the alphabetic ordering is broken. Then I
> inteded to fix that up for a trivial patch. Next was to check the rest
> of the file and there are so much misorderings that it's not sensible to
> choose the trivial path anymore as there are currently 114 entries out
> of order[1].
>
> Below is a script that shows the misorderings after applying the
> following patch:
>
> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> index e6c06fa..e9e36f8 100644
> --- a/MAINTAINERS
> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> @@ -1585,7 +1585,7 @@ S: Supported
> EMBEDDED LINUX
> P: Paul Gortmaker
> M: paul.gortmaker@windriver.com
> -P David Woodhouse
> +P: David Woodhouse
> M: dwmw2@infradead.org
> L: linux-embedded@vger.kernel.org
> S: Maintained
>
> IMHO there are two good ways to continue:
> - just ignore the misorderings; or
> - write a more clever script that not only shows the misorderings but
> fixes them and optimally let Linus directly apply it.
>
> I will try to come up with a script to prepare the second way.

If you succeed doing so it would be very good to fix up
all mail entries to read:

M: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>

so they are copy'n'paste friendly.

Sam




>
> Best regards
> Uwe
>
> #! /bin/sh
>
> tempfile="$(mktemp)";
>
> # extract topics from MAINTAINERS
> sed -n -e '1,/^P:/d' -e '/^[0-9a-zA-Z][^:]/p' MAINTAINERS >
> "${tempfile}"
>
> sort "${tempfile}" | diff -u "${tempfile}" -
>
> rm "${tempfile}"
>
> [1] ukleinek@zentaur:~/gsrc/linux-2.6$ order_maintainers | grep ^- | wc -l
> 114
>
> --
> Uwe Kleine-König, Software Engineer
> Digi International GmbH Branch Breisach, Küferstrasse 8, 79206 Breisach, Germany
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