discussing ignore rules

Jan Hudec bulb at ucw.cz
Thu May 11 20:05:17 BST 2006

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 09:29:07 -0700, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 11:43:19AM +0200, Jan Hudec wrote:
> > Yes--I have the same feeling. That's why the new scheme is proposed to
> > initialize the property value to the default and than only use that.
> I think this is a good idea for the project-ignore rules (that ignore
> generated files in the process of building the project), but that
> environment-ignore rules should be a separate list that still has a
> default that is not versioned with the project.  The reason for this is
> that, while the build process for a project remains the same (and thus has
> the same needs for ignoring generated files that it always had), the tools
> that a user might use to edit files, and the alternative version-control
> systems that the user might be playing with, etc., are in flux and change
> with the times.

Hm, that would mean that there would still be a default ignore list, no
longer containg things like object files, but only various swap and lock
files. The project would need a way to get rid of patterns from that if

						 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb at ucw.cz>
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