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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:02:49 +0200
From:	Bernd Petrovitsch <>
To:	Oliver Neukum <>
Cc:	Uwe Kleine-König <>,, David Woodhouse <>
Subject: Re: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS

On Fre, 2008-07-04 at 08:52 +0200, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> Am Freitag 04 Juli 2008 08:34:55 schrieb Uwe Kleine-König:
> > I wanted to add an entry to MAINTAINERS and while doing it I saw that in
> > the corresponding region the alphabetic ordering is broken.  Then I
> > inteded to fix that up for a trivial patch.  Next was to check the rest
> > of the file and there are so much misorderings that it's not sensible to
> > choose the trivial path anymore as there are currently 114 entries out
> > of order[1].
> What good does alphabetic ordering? You'll grep it anyway.

If two (or more) people submit patches to add a maintainer entry, is is
less likely to conflict.
And duplicates are more easily detected (without tools).

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