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Re: Simplifying metadata

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:39:56 -0400
To: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Message-ID: <5630D02C.1070607@mit.edu>
On 10/27/15 8:50 AM, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> Oh, what I said was based on mistaken belief about hg. In git there are
> separate "Author" and "Committer" fields—and the committer can set the
> Author field to whatever they want

Similar in hg.  Each changeset has a "user" field that identifies the 
author of the changeset.  This value persists as the changeset is pushed 
across repositories.  In addition, each push to a repository is 
associated with whoever did the push.  So whoever does the commit just 
needs to set the "user" appropriately and it should be all fine.

> hence in git there's no reason to
> ever require author metadata in the file.

Nor for hg.

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 13:40:29 UTC

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