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Re: [bug-inetutils] Generated files in CVS?

From: Alfred M\. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Generated files in CVS?
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 23:48:40 +0100

   Thanks for the tip, this is really handy. However, unbelievable as
   it is, there are people that don't use Emacs :) As far as I know,
   Alain is one of them.

Then we should get Alain to switch. ;-)

   Besides, even if unwanted noise is easy to delete, it is still
   produced. And the time and bandwidth needed to obtain the diff
   should not, in my opinion, be ignored.

I think the concern about bandwidth is moot.  gnulib takes up more
bandwidth than any regenerated file would ever over a 2 year period.

   The problem is not that these are rarely generated. The problem is
   that it will suffice for one of us to use slightly different
   versions of autotools (and this happens quite often) to make his
   copies of Makefile.in's and/or configure differ from those in the
   repository, and, consequently to obtain superfluous output from cvs

I was going to say that this was a really valid point, but it occured
to me that this won't happen in practise.  The only time
configure/Makefile.in is regenerated if we commit them to the CVS
tree, is when one modifes configure.ac or Makefile.am.  And never
during a normal run.

And if you do modify a Makefile.am (or configure.ac), then only that
file will be regenerated by automake/autoconf anyway, so you won't end
up with a dozen new Makefile.in's that need to be commited.

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