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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [REJECT: address@hidden (default naming convention
Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [REJECT: address@hidden (default naming convention changes)
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.
Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [REJECT: address@hidden (default naming convention changes), Colin Walters, 2004/05/05