On 10/08/2014 10:45 AM, John Griffith wrote: > On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 11:15 AM, David Lyle <dkly...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> 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 >>> OpenStackfirstname.lastname@example.org >>> http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev >>> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> OpenStack-dev mailing list >> OpenStackemail@example.com >> http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev >> >> I have to echo what others are saying, IMO the @author tags are pretty > meaningless and worse misleading. I don't have an opinion on removing them > but I certainly think it's ridiculous for people to add them going > forward. Certainly wouldn't object to them being removed as new > contributors add/amend the files that have them.
I agree with everything that has been said. _______________________________________________ OpenStack-dev mailing list OpenStackfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev