This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the glibc project.
Re: Fix ctan, ctanh overflow (bug 11521)
On Mon, 9 Apr 2012, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> It seems you're changing the complete file. Shouldn't the line "Contributed
> by..." get removed?
I'm not changing the code for special cases (infinities / NaNs). But I'd
be happy to abandon the use of "Contributed by" lines in individual source
files altogether (stop putting them in new files, and maybe globally
remove them from existing files at least in the FSF-copyright cases) - as
files get modified by many people over time, and in some cases copied for
other targets, they become less and less accurate, and the version control
system, ChangeLogs and "Implemented by" / "Contributed by" lines in NEWS
for new features all serve to document the original authors of features
(for ones with implementations originating for glibc rather than copied
from elsewhere, anyway).
Joseph S. Myers