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Re: built files in CVS

From: Didier Verna
Subject: Re: built files in CVS
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 16:15:25 +0200
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"Steve M. Robbins" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Clearly, built files can be recovered from their sources, so why
> put them into version-control?

        Take it the other way around: these (generated) files are the same for
everybody, so why putting on thousands of people the burden of generating the
same files over and over again ?

        An even better reason: more and more people use CVS instead of
tarballs, including people that are not developers. So you actually want your
archive to look like a distribution tarball. You don't want to require from
all CVS users to have the developer tools needed to rebuild the generated

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