[pytest-dev] thanking for PRs?

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Fri Dec 11 09:47:42 EST 2015

* holger krekel <holger at merlinux.eu> [2015-12-11 14:29:35 +0000]:
> I was wondering about the practise to have PR authors add themselves
> to AUTHORS and CHANGELOG.  The latter particularly is a bit odd, i.e.
> to thank yourself for submitting a PR.

I agree - I've even been asked on Twitter before from some pytest user
about this.

> What do you all think about having the merger do this last bit
> (changelog entry)?  AUTHORS can also be usually obtained from the
> history so that contributors can concentrate on tests, code and
> possibly docs.

I have a more radical view: Do we really want "thanks" in the
changelog at all? IMHO they're just unnecessary noise. We already
express our gratitude as a PR comment and we give credit by listing
people in AUTHORS, so I'd rather not have this in the changelog as

The job of it, after all, is for someone to view *what changed*. If I
want to know *who* changed something, I can easily look it up.


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