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Re: That dwarf2read patch i just submitted
On Oct 24, 3:30pm, Stan Shebs wrote:
> > > I also modified every line of the patch, literally.
> > It is true that you modified many of the lines, but you didn't touch
> > *all* of them.
> If it were me making the decision, I would not require the copyright
> assignment for this patch. The original contribution is small, it's
> been mostly rewritten, it's not a significant new algorithm, and the
> contributor seems to have disappeared.
I am in agreement regarding the signifcance of the algorithm. Also,
even if we were to somehow do a clean room implementation, it would
likely look a lot like Brian Nettleton's patch as adapted by Daniel
Assuming that we come to agree that patch can go in, I have the
- How would you structure the ChangeLog entry? I feel very strongly
that the original contributor should given credit in some form.
- Brian submitted a number of other patches from the same time frame
that have remained dormant. Assuming that they are technically
sound, should we attempt to adapt and commit the rest of these