Re: [eigen] New contributors section

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2009/9/24 Hauke Heibel <hauke.heibel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 7:13 PM, Jitse Niesen <jitse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, 23 Sep 2009, Benoit Jacob wrote:
>>> As you can see,
>>> the contributors section is now automatically generated: that will
>>> prevent the chronic problem that nobody took care to update it.
>>> I would like to know if you think that this is a bad idea (I don't
>>> want to give the impression that I don't care about contributors, it's
>>> all the opposite. But I understand that auto-generating this may seem
>>> a bit cold).
>> [...] I prefer the previous order (Gael and you first, and then the rest
>> in alphabetical order).
> I would also opt for this ordering.

OK, me too, I can see how alphabetic is more friendly. I make the change now.

Jitse: I also agree that no scalar metric can give a fair view of
one's contributions. These numbers are only interesting as "orders of

*ding* I just had an idea, what would be super cool would be a tool to
generate a "geographic map" of a project where different contributors
would be assigned zones, with area proportional to their contribution,
and with adjacency showing who works with whom.

>> However, I would keep the descriptions of all contributions (things like
>> "MSVC compatibility fixes, aligned_allocator fixes" for Hauke in the
>> previous version).
> But that should stay up to the contributor since at some point the list will
> be tricky to maintain.

I was going to raise that point. For example, in the case of Hauke,
it's impossible to list in one line a  fair summary of what he did, so
indeed that can only be handled each for himself. So the only change
is that Misc gets renamed to [empty column header] and each of us puts
what he wants there.


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