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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [1/2many] - FInd the maintainer(s) for a patch - scripts/get_maintainer.pl
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On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 10:42 -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> The maintainer info should be in the source file itself! That's the only
> reasonable way to keep it updated; now I'm all for having it machine
> parsable so that tools can use it, but it still really should be in the
> code itself, not in some central file that will always just go out of
> data, and will be a huge source of needless patch conflicts.

If the problem is to do with people failing to update the MAINTAINERS
file, why would moving the same data into 20 or 30 source files motivate
them to keep it up to date? As far as I can see, that would just serve
to multiply the amount of stale data...

Trond

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