[Python-Dev] New commands to display license, credits, copyright info

Vladimir Marangozov Vladimir.Marangozov@inrialpes.fr
Mon, 4 Sep 2000 03:16:20 +0200 (CEST)

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> The copyright in 2.0 will be 5 or 6 lines (three copyright statements,
> with an "All Rights Reserved" for each -- according to CNRI's wishes).
> This will cause a lot of scrolling at the start of a session.
> Does anyone care?

Not much, but this is annoying information anyway :-)

>     Python 2.0b1 (#134, Sep  3 2000, 10:04:03) 
>     [GCC egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)] on linux2
>     Type "copyright", "license" or "credits" for this information.
>     >>> copyright
>     Copyright (c) 2000 BeOpen.com; All Rights Reserved.
>     Copyright (c) 1995-2000 Corporation for National Research Initiatives;
>     All Rights Reserved.
>     Copyright (c) 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam;
>     All Rights Reserved.

A semicolon before "All rights reserved" is ugly. IMO, it should be a period.
All rights reserved probably needs to go to a new line for the three
copyright holders. Additionally, they can be seperated by a blank line
for readability.

Otherwise, I like the proposed "type ... for more information".

       Vladimir MARANGOZOV          | Vladimir.Marangozov@inrialpes.fr
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