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Re: Default value for global-ignores - Import excluded .so files

From: Jan Hendrik <list.jan.hendrik_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:37:27 +0100

Concerning Re: Default value for global-ignore
Justin Johnson wrote on 23 Feb 2009, 7:43, at least in part:

> The main issue I have is that the user expects import to import
> everything. Anyone reading the documentation on import wouldn't guess
> that import doesn't import everything. It just isn't safe to assume
> that the user doesn't want to import a .so or .pyc file or anything
> else. I agree that you generally wouldn't want to do such things, but
> importing the jdk is a case in point. Wouldn't it be safer to just
> let people add their own extensions to the global-ignores variable and
> default to nothing?

What about the new user starting with hands on, that is without
having read every line in the manuals and forums, without laying
down his detailed plan of action approved in a local poll? Give him
a warning on every commit that he has an empty or default global-
ignores line?

OTOH the default exclusion of TIFF, camera raw etc files should be
considered seriously ...

Jan hendrik
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                  The One Un-American Act,
                  A Speech to the Author's Guild Council in New York, 1951


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