[darcs-users] darcs patch: configuring author spelling variations w... (and 3 more)
Trent W. Buck
trentbuck at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 06:05:29 UTC 2009
Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com> writes:
> Sat Feb 7 14:13:21 PST 2009 Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com>
> * canonical authors may be defined in an .authorspellings file
> Joe Blogg <a at b.c>
> -- authors containing d at e.f or d at g.h or matching just "sue" are Sue Bragg
> Sue Bragg <d at e.f>, d at g.h, ^sue$
It feels a bit garish to me, to call this file author *spellings*.
Could we just call it _authors or .authors? Actually, the convention of
having a file "AUTHORS" that lists prominent contributors exists, but
I'm not sure it's appropriate for the use you have above.
Come to think of it, maybe "aliases" is a better name.
I also think this information is better stored within _darcs/ rather
than as another top-level file.
Other than that, +1 for the sentiment, especially as it gets rid of an
intermediary executable (which cabal has trouble with).
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