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default ignores

From: James French <James.French_at_naturalmotion.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:18:39 +0100

Hi group,

Just wanted to have a bit of rant about the default ignores that subversion clients have since its cost us so much time and hassle. I would like to argue that there should be no default ignores - let the client (customer) deal with it.

The '.a' ignore has particularly hurt us. I've lost count of the times that developers have checked in third party SDKs into a 'buildtools' type repository only to later find out that a load of .a files were missing. I just think its a terrible default.

The latest thing to hit us was in our build scripts that do drops from a perforce repo and create vendor branches etc, which has messed up the vendor branches because a script somewhere was not correctly countermanding the default ignores.

This has happened so many times to so many developers over the years that I felt I should say something.

Anyone else agree?

It would be lovely to be able to set up ignores centrally too without relying on individual devs to get it right.

Cheers,
James
Received on 2012-04-17 17:19:14 CEST

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