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Re: Updating copyright dates automatically

From: Andreas Jaeger <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:38:35 +0100

> On 01/01/2013 06:43 PM, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
>> On Tue, 1 Jan 2013, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
>>> On 12/31/2012 03:58 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>> The patch looks good to me.
>>>> I think more people should comment in order to consider consensus
>>>> reached.
>>> I'm fine with it as well, thanks!
>> I've now pushed the first patch to master, and pushed the automatic
>> changes made by the script to branch jsm28/copyright.  I'm not sure if
>> anyone other than me has yet looked through those automatic changes.
>> Do people want full ChangeLog entries listing all 7824 files changed
>> by
>> the patch?  (GDB, for example, just used a ChangeLog entry of the form
>> 2013-01-01  Joel Brobecker  <>
>>          Update year range in copyright notice of all files.
>> without listing the files individually.)
> I think that's the right think to do - listing 7824 lines is way out
> of proportion IMO,

Agreed, especially since we've even talked in the past about how relevant
the ChangeLog itself is even these days.

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