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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Remove @author tags from code (HARMONY-6348)
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:56:35 GMT

In message <4AD432B3.2040302@gmail.com>, Tim Ellison writes:
>
> On 13/Oct/2009 01:03, sebb wrote:
> > The problem with @author tags in code is that they can very quickly
> > get out of date.
> > After a few years of edits, how much of the original code is left?
> > Have the tags been kept up to date? Does it really make sense to have
> > recognition in the source code?
> >
> > Seems to me it's better to have a "contributors" page, for example as in:
> > 
> > http://commons.apache.org/email/team-list.html
> > 
> > Much easier to manage - and better visibility too.
> 
> Didn't we just talk about this a few weeks ago?
> 
> http://markmail.org/thread/2vx6kp5gacfge2y5

Yes.  I am still doing this as a "background" task.  It is less trivial
than I first thought though.  I hope to "complete" the task in a few
weeks.

-Mark.



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