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Re: The "I" of the manual is currently anonymous

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: The "I" of the manual is currently anonymous
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:02:43 +0000

On 10 November 2010 17:34, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello Reuben,
> * Reuben Thomas wrote on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 03:24:01PM CET:
>> The "I" author of the manual, I presume David MacKenzie, is not
>> actually mentioned (any more?) in the manual.
>> Perhaps the best solution would be to add his name to the history
>> section, and then remove the use of the author-self-referential "I"
>> elsewhere (there are only a handful)?
> Can you suggest a patch, ideally including checking git history that the
> changed parts really were all introduced by David?

Attached, against current git.

The log of the history is superficially complex, but as far as I can
see, that's only because of a number of systematic corrections of
various macro usages &c. over the years. As far as I can tell, it
mostly comes from:

commit d5c63cb83ebec680a74fdae5f752a2a0ad729bb7
Author: David MacKenzie <address@hidden>
Date:   Tue Aug 23 20:24:36 1994 +0000

    fix x, add history

I can only find one other authorial first person; the others I had
thought I found were in an attributed quotation.


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