Re: [hackers] [sbase] [PATCH] Add .gitignore

From: Michael Forney <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:31:13 -0700

On 2019-06-13, Quentin Rameau <> wrote:
> Hello Michael,
>> Also, add rule to regenerate in case executable list changes.
>> ---
>> Any objection to this?
> I'm not really keen on pushing this file to the source history, I think
> this should be kept separate, this is a user-side feature.

What's the downside to having it checked into the repository? Are
there any reasons why a user wouldn't want this feature? Personally, I
want it in every clone of sbase I make, and I imagine most other
people want this as well. It is annoying to have `git status` scroll
my changes off the screen due to all the build artifacts.

> But having a rule un the Makefile, as you did, is a good compromise
> there, if the user wants it, he can have it with little additionnal
> effort.
> So I'd be for pushing the Makefile rule, not committing the actual file
> into the development history

The place for user-specific and repository-specific ignored files is
.git/info/exclude. But in general, we don't know the location of the
.git directory, so we'd probably have to use some git command to
figure out exactly where to put it.
Received on Mon Jun 17 2019 - 21:31:13 CEST

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