[darcs-users] darcs patch: configuring author spelling variations w... (and 3 more)

Petr Rockai me at mornfall.net
Sun Feb 8 09:51:42 UTC 2009

trentbuck at gmail.com (Trent W. Buck) writes:
> 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
>>   Example:
>>   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.
I'd say same options as we have for boring should probably work,
ie. _darcs/prefs/authors, setpref authorsfile. At least it would give us
consistency, even though the existing setpref interface might not be the best
around. That should be addressed separately though...


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