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Re: A better autogen.sh

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: A better autogen.sh
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:48:32 +0200

> From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:03:54 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
> >> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:15:53 +0200
> >> Cc: address@hidden
> >>
> >> As far as I know, bzr does not have a way to deposit a
> >> non-version-controlled file in a just checked-out directory.
> >
> > What do you mean by that?
> I see no ambiguity.
> Please rephrase the question to explain
> precisely what you don't understand.

Sorry.  Let me see if I understand you: did you mean that whenever the
tree is updated from upstream, a file that does not exist in the
repository should be created in the working tree?

> > What would you do with git in this situation?
> git cannot do that either.

I thought you were talking about a feature that exists elsewhere.

> Adding non-VC'd files is not the job of a version control system.

I was fooled by your reference to bzr and to checkout.  Sorry for my

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