RFC: handling of ignore files

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Mon Mar 28 00:53:07 BST 2005

Robert Collins wrote:

> If I may suggest, perhaps a config entry somewhere rather than writing
> the defaults out... and by default the builtin defaults still apply.

Do you mean something like ~/.bzr/ignore as the defaults?

> GNU Arch needed its defaults written to the tree because its inventory
> logic resulted in bad changesets when the defaults in the program were
> changed. AIUI the bzr rules are 'if its added, it doesn't matter if its
> ignored or not', so it won't suffer from this rather bad behaviour.

That's right.


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