[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Groff] Tiny make patch: avoid Netpbm dependency

From: Keith Marshall
Subject: Re: [Groff] Tiny make patch: avoid Netpbm dependency
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:37:04 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.3.0

On 12/03/14 22:06, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
>>> It is a very good principle to put only real source files into a git
>>> repository, and no generated files.  I will continue so.  My
>>> successor might make a different decision, though.
>> Sure, that is your decision.
> It's also long-standing normal practice.  It's a real pain to look at
> the differences between versions under *source* control and have them
> cluttered with noisy differences between built outputs.

And this is why it's such a bad idea to keep the *generated* configure
file, (as opposed to just, in the repository; differences
in the autoconf versions on different developers' machines may produce
*very* noisy diffs, for trivial changes.

This was always an annoyance in CVS; with the recent migration to git,
now would probably be a good time to drop the generated configure file
from the repository.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]