[torquedev] missing file checks

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Fri Jul 23 01:35:46 MDT 2010


On Jul 22, 2010, at 6:37 PM, Michael Jennings wrote:

> On Thursday, 22 July 2010, at 17:58:20 (-0700),
> Garrick Staples wrote:
> 
>> So that we are all working with the same set of generated files?
>> 
>> Most people don't want to bother with this stuff anyways. Most would
>> rather just work on the code.
>> 
>> Is there a downside to committing generated autotools files?
>> 
>> (and I use autoreconf to generate these files)
> 
> The downside is that if someone needs to make a change to Makefile.am,
> and re-generates Makefile.in with a different version of automake,
> there will be significant sludge in the resulting changeset.  And if
> someone else has done the same thing locally, or is trying to maintain
> local changes that involve modifications to Makefile.am (or
> configure.ac), they will end up with conflicts.
> 
> That's the practical reason; there's also the (largely philosophical)
> argument of not polluting or wasting space in the repository or the
> changeset diffs for unnecessary/reproducible files.

Those are pretty compelling reasons. Is anyone against removing generated files from the repo in trunk?


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