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RE: Manage .o files ?

From: Eric Smith <eric-svn_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: 2003-08-04 23:20:36 CEST

Eric Wadsworth wrote:
> It also seem to ignore files ending in the '~' character. For me, this is
> a feature: I only care about maintaining version control for source files,
> not backups or derived object files. Are you sure you want to store all
> your .o files in the database?

In my experience, it is a very bad idea to store any "generated" files
in the source control for a project. In other words, if the project
contains everything to build foo.o, foo.o shouldn't be checked in. That
can cause all sorts of subtle and even not-so-subtle problems.

But if foo.o comes from outside the project, it may be reasonable to check
it in (possibly even if you have the project that does generate it in a
separate repository).

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Received on Mon Aug 4 23:21:22 2003

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