Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> writes:
> I just noticed that there are exactly four Git manpages with an "AUTHOR"
> section and five with a "DOCUMENTATION" section:
> $ make doc
> $ grep -nIE -e '^\.SH "DOCUMENTATION|AUTHOR"' Documentation/*.[0-9]
> Documentation/git-column.1:80:.SH "AUTHOR"
> Documentation/git-for-each-ref.1:272:.SH "AUTHOR"
> Documentation/git-for-each-ref.1:275:.SH "DOCUMENTATION"
> Documentation/git-http-backend.1:404:.SH "AUTHOR"
> Documentation/git-http-backend.1:407:.SH "DOCUMENTATION"
> Documentation/git-notes.1:395:.SH "AUTHOR"
> Documentation/git-notes.1:398:.SH "DOCUMENTATION"
> Documentation/git-remote-ext.1:133:.SH "DOCUMENTATION"
> Documentation/git-remote-fd.1:71:.SH "DOCUMENTATION"
> These sections are inconsistent with the other manpages and seem
> superfluous in a project that has, on the one hand, a public history
> and, on the other hand, hundreds of contributors.
We decided at 48bb914e (doc: drop author/documentation sections from
most pages, 2011-03-11) to remove them for that exact reason. I'd
be happy to see the one in for-each-ref under my name go.
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