email mangling (Re: cvs commit: src/bin/ls cmp.c extern.h ls.1 ls.c ls.h print.c util.c

Garance A Drosehn gad at
Fri Mar 24 19:15:57 UTC 2006

At 9:54 AM -0800 3/24/06, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
>John Baldwin wrote this message on Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 12:25 -0500:
>  >
>  > Yes.  I just copied this behavior from other folks and have
>  > been doing it for probably years now.  If someone wants to
>  > come up with a standard (no obfuscation, obfuscation using
>  > algo X, etc.) I'm all for it.
>After a user complained about me putting his email address in
>a commit message, I have adopted the policy of just using the
>person's name..  Yes, email adresses are the internet's unique
>ID, but, the name is still unique enough for most things..

That's what I do, if it's the name of some other user.  For
my own name, I go ahead and include some valid email address.
It's one thing for me to say my email address is public info,
but it does not seem right for me to say that everyone who
submits a valuable patch to FreeBSD must also have their
email address posted for spammers to pick up on.

Garance Alistair Drosehn     =      gad at
Senior Systems Programmer               or   gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;             Troy, NY;  USA

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