I would like some help with two things:
1) have people got opinions on what I have posted so far with the splitting up of makepkg. I have decreased the size of the makepkg script by 6% so far! So much more to do...
I think it has a few real advantages: a) testing can be done on individual sections more easily
b) it is less daunting to patch a section rather than a ~4000 line script
c) I think we can have drop in modules (e.g. something like the UPX compression or optipng could be added by just dropping a file into the /usr/share/makepkg/tidy folder).
2) copyright years. So far I just use git blame and take the year range for a piece of code. I think this works well on the bigger pieces of code, but smaller things have had minor changes and the year range is quite minimal. For example, I know the code to remove libtool files was around longer than "2013-2015". Is there a solution to this?
Do these files even need copyrights? I note that non of the files included by m4 in scripts/library have any copyright (which makes sense as they are being included into the final script file). We also have the global copyright notice in the source root.