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Re: copyright statement

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: copyright statement
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 23:17:05 +0100
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At Wednesday 27 January 2010, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> 
> [CUT]
> So far Automake doesn't bump all of its files' copyright notices at
>  new year.  If it makes the handling of shared files easier, I
>  might be persuaded to give that up for these files, but I don't
>  see any point in bumping 700+ test files header for no reason.
Just my 2 cents.

I'm rebasing one of my patch series for Automake, written still in 
2009, and I find it quite annoying (and error-prone) to have to
re-edit otherwise fine git commits just to update the copyright years
of the files changed in that commit (by the way, the gnulib's script 
`update-copyright' has been very helpful in this situation -- thank
you, gnulib's maintainers!).  This tweaking wouldn't have been 
necessary if the copyright lines of all relevant files had been bumped 
at the beginning of the new year (or at least when the copyright years 
of e.g. `' and `' was bumped, in git commit

(By the way, if you are interested, the patch series I'm speaking 
about is the one regarding an incompatibility in the way Zsh deal
with `set -x' and stderr redirections; I will soonish start a new
thread on automake-patches about it.)


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