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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [REJECT: address@hidden (default naming convention

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [REJECT: address@hidden (default naming convention changes)
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 14:34:31 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Matthieu Moy <address@hidden>

    > Tom Lord <address@hidden> writes:

    > > 2) .o, .a, .so, .core, and .so* do not belong in junk.
    > >    Those files can be very, very valuable _and_ difficult or
    > >    impossible to reproduce.   "junk", meanwhile, is comprised of files
    > >    that may be casually deleted.

    > Then, shouldn't they belong to "precious" instead of "unrecognized" ? 

No.   "Precious" implies that the files should be _copied_ whenever we
make a copy of "the good stuff" from a tree.   Those files are
definately not (by default) in that category.   

    > > 3) .rej does not belong in unrecognized.   For example, suppose I am
    > >    going to replay a few different patches (as I did when
    > >    cherry-picking for this merge before deciding not to commit it).
    > >    I may get conflicts in an early one but keep going anyway.
    > >    Putting .rej in unrecognized would cause problems.

    > >From my  point of view,  the risk of  loosing information in  the .rej
    > files is  bigger than this. The  objective of default values  is to be
    > useable by beginners,  

That is not the only objective.  Probably not even the most important
one in this domain.


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