Sign your name in pkg-descr is useless or useful?

Christian Weisgerber naddy at
Fri Mar 26 11:58:00 PST 2004

Will Andrews <will at> wrote:

> We can also set rules for how "MAINTAINER" should be formatted.
> How about this:
> MAINTAINER=	email at address Name1 Name2 Name3 ...
> ... this will still allow programs that interpret MAINTAINER
> directly by taking the second field (whitespace delimiter) to
> work correctly, and makes writing said function simple.

Oh, come on.  You can feed

Foo Bar <fbar at>

directly to sendmail -t.  And most other places will use the full
field name.  Extracting the e-mail address for a mailto: link isn't
exactly magic either.  Nobody suggests requiring a full RFC822
parser, you don't need to handle all sorts of quoting and parentheses.

About the only "problem" I foresee is whether to force our Japanese
etc developers into Firstname Lastname order.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at

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