RFE: Proposed changes to .hgignore
Dr Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Wed Jul 28 15:29:09 PDT 2010
On 28 July 2010 22:26, Deepak Bhole <dbhole at redhat.com> wrote:
> * Dr Andrew John Hughes <ahughes at redhat.com> [2010-07-28 17:17]:
>> On 28 July 2010 21:18, Deepak Bhole <dbhole at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > In light of the recent changes to the build system, I was wondering if
>> > anyone had nay issues with the attached changes to .hgignore?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Deepak
>> I'd much rather it looked like the IcedTea7 version:
>> syntax: glob
>> The kind of changes you propose go further towards hiding a dirty
>> source tree and have, in my experience, hidden files that need to be
> Ah okay. I don't mind a dirty source tree. I just thought that we were
> in fact trying to hide it, given that autotools generated items were
> being ignored.
It's pretty common to hide the autotools stuff as it has to be in the
source directory even when building elsewhere.
Both Classpath & IcedTea7 do this and I don't see a problem with it as
it is rare that you remove the configure script.
The IcedTea6 one seems to include a lot of additional stuff that is
only generated by actually performing a build. Moreover, in the past
these have been done in a way that means they apply to material that
does need to be added. If you look at some of my recent work on the
release branches, I had to edit hgignore because it was hiding files
being added to the overlays directory (because it was matching
'openjdk' anywhere in the path).
I can see the motivation for adding everything that is built to the
file, for those building in-tree, but there is a danger to it. You
then accumulate cruft in the source tree which may no longer be
generated by new builds and which may cause problems in its own right.
> If that is not the case, please disregard the patch.
I'd rather we actually cleaned out most of what is already there,
rather than adding more. However, I think we should hear the thoughts
of others first, before taking more action.
>> If you don't want these files to show up in hg status, then we have an
>> option that solves that. It's called 'make clean'.
>> Andrew :-)
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