[python-committers] Unreliable contributor stats

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 11:48:05 EDT 2017

2017-07-18 13:57 GMT+02:00 Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org>:
> Beware of how those numbers are calculated.
> When we were using hg, patches were typically committed by core
> developers, so only core developers appeared as "contributors" in the hg
> log.

Right, that's why I wrote:

"Well, Git allows to store the original author, so statistics are
simplify higher just because previously the tools failed to identify
the real author."

I asked Mercurial developers if they would like to add a "committer"
field, but this feature was never implemented :-(


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