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[Perl/perl5] 60cfda: Add a way to rename authors properly

Yves Orton via perl5-changes
August 9, 2022 16:23
[Perl/perl5] 60cfda: Add a way to rename authors properly
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  Branch: refs/heads/yves/exclude_contrib
  Commit: 60cfdac178fe43e386639fbfcaa498c5b912ac7c
  Author: Yves Orton <>
  Date:   2022-08-09 (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)

  Changed paths:
    M Porting/
    M Porting/

  Log Message:
  Add a way to rename authors properly

With the removal of the redundant data from .mailmap
we lacked a way to rename an author properly. Previously
someone could manually update a name or email in AUTHORS
files and things would "just work" as the .mailmap file would
tell us the old mapping. Now we have removed those mappings
we need a way to easily rename someones canonical data.
This also means manually changing the AUTHORS file is now a
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