[LLVMdev] this file was developed by ...

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Sun Dec 16 11:33:38 PST 2007

On Dec 13, 2007, at 11:47 PM, Holger Schurig wrote:

>> Does anyone have a problem with changing this to:
>> // This file is distributed under the University of Illinois
>> Open Source // License. See LICENSE.TXT for details.
>> And leaving this whole business to our friendly version
>> control system (e.g. svn annotate), which has the perfect
>> answer all the time?
> Certainly I don't have a problem, I just want to point out a
> situation that might be a problem:
> Consider someone who submits a whole file, but doesn't have SVN
> commit access. So another one commits the file. When you now
> use "svn blame file", you'll see the name of the committer, not
> the name of the author.

I don't think this will be a big problem in practice. The SVN commit  
for commits done by other people say "this code contributed by  
Whoever".  Also, most people get commit access before contributing  
whole files.


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