I don't see any need nor benefit from the tags. We should remove them if convenient.
David On Oct 8, 2014 3:02 AM, "Duncan Thomas" <duncan.tho...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 8 October 2014 10:39, Ihar Hrachyshka <ihrac...@redhat.com> wrote: > > On 08/10/14 09:30, Christian Berendt wrote: > >> After proposing a change to Horizon to remove the @author tags from > >> the header of Python files > >> (https://review.openstack.org/#/c/126656/) Matthias Runge proposed > >> to discuss this first on the mailing list. > >> > >> Is it necessary to track the authorship of a file inside the file > >> using @author tags? > > > > Git is a lot better in attributing authorship, so for me, @author tags > > are just a waste of precious disk bytes and cpu cycles. > > The tags also make people worried about changing 'somebody else's > thing', are difficult to make meaningful over time (how much of a > function do you need to change to claim authorship of it) and > generally give no significant benefit. While I don't currently work on > Horizon, I vote for scrapping them and putting a hacking check in to > keep them out. > > _______________________________________________ > OpenStack-dev mailing list > OpenStackemail@example.com > http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev >
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