Date: 2019-07-29 08:50:33
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> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Paul A Bristow via
> Sent: 27 July 2019 10:14
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> Subject: Re: [boost] Making copyright holders easier to parse
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> > From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Antony
> > Polukhin via Boost
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> > Cc: Antony Polukhin <antoshkka_at_[hidden]>
> > Subject: Re: [boost] Making copyright holders easier to parse
> > On Sat, Jul 27, 2019, 04:44 Giovanni Mascellani via Boost <
> > boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > <...>
> > > My question is: are you interested in this kind of patches? Of
> > > course I would still go through the ordinary patch submission
> > > procedure. I am just asking if this kind of patches would be well received or
I have another suggestion.
We already have the inspect program written in C++ which 'parses' and emits an html report on missing copyright (and many other transgressions of Boot guidelines).
and copyright_check.cpp and .hpp
I suspect that this could easily be altered to add an output to a file of copyright authors(s) and date(s) in whatever format and file type is easiest for Debian to deal with.
For example a test file containing
The build tools are in
If this works, I feel we could use this updated version in Boost itself. Other packagers and those needing to jump through copyright and GDPR hoops might find helpful.
This would avoid a paroxysm in our extensive CI system ð
Paul A. Bristow
LA8 8AB UK
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