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Re: 0.6 draft of dumpfile documentation

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:42:57 -0500

On Dec 23, 2011 3:20 PM, "Eric S. Raymond" <esr_at_thyrsus.com> wrote:
>...
> Still looking for answers to this:
>
> 1. In the Credits section I note that portions of this document are
> derived from notes by Ben Collins-Sussman, and mention the people who
> have helpfully answered questions. I would also like to credit the
> original designers of the format (at least one of whom must have been
> Greg Stein) and attach a date to the original design discussion. Can
> someone fill me in on the history?

Wasn't me... I never worked on the dumpfile stuff. Maybe Pilato did some of
that.

*shrug* ... the reason people aren't getting around to answering your
question is because we don't credit individuals like that, anywhere in the
project. In most cases, we *remove* credits, and just rely on the version
control history if a need to know ever arises. Otherwise, the various works
are from the community as a whole.

Cheers,
-g

ps. I haven't looked at your update, but yes: this means you'd be credited
in the commit log message rather than in the file.
Received on 2011-12-23 23:43:32 CET

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