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From Michael McGrady <m...@michaelmcgrady.com>
Subject Re: @author tags
Date Thu, 11 Mar 2004 17:26:01 GMT
The tags clearly are not "ownership" oriented.  That is why they have dates 
and what was done.

At 01:29 AM 3/11/2004, you wrote:
>That's exactly the problem:
>"not necessarily who edited the file last, but the owner"
>
>There are people who see a chance to contribute an
>enhancement or bug fix. We'd like to have them listed
>as someone who contributed, but *without* the
>responsibility of being the owner of the code.
>
>cheers,
>   Roland
>
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>
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>"Chris Lamprecht" <clamprecht@elitemail.org>
>11.03.2004 09:54
>Please respond to "Commons HttpClient Project"
>
>         To:     "Commons HttpClient Project"
><commons-httpclient-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
>         cc:
>         Subject:        Re: @author tags
>
>
>I'm currently reading _The Pragmatic Programmer_, and I just came across
>the
>following in a section entitled "Comments in Code" on page 250:
>
>"One of the most important pieces of information that should appear in the
>source file is the author's name -- not necessarily who edited the file
>last, but the owner.  Attaching responsibility and accountability to
>source
>code does wonders in keeping people honest ..."
>
>
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