[PATCH 0/4] Some autotools updates for libtwin

Antonio Ospite ao2 at ao2.it
Thu Oct 13 06:45:42 AEDT 2016

On Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:48:28 -0700
Geoff Levand <geoff at infradead.org> wrote:

> Hi Antonio,


> On 06/07/2016 02:37 PM, Antonio Ospite wrote:
> > Antonio Ospite (4):
> >   configure.ac: use autoupdate to modernize the syntax
> >   configure.ac: use the subdir-objects option
> >   configure.ac: enable silent build rules by default if available
> >   Add a .gitignore file
> I applied patches 1-3.

OK, great.

> I didn't apply patch 4.

That's fine, I am just curious why. .gitignore is the standard git
mechanism to _share_ the list of untracked files.

> Use 'make distclean', or add files to .git/info/exclude.

.gitignore is orthogonal to "make distclean", it helps to avoid to
accidentally track generated files and it allows to have a cleaner
output in commands like "git status".

I can use $GIT_DIR/info/exclude locally for the same purpose of course,
I just thought that the list was worth sharing along with the repository
as it's basically about files generated by the build system, an you
usually really don't want to track those.

As I said, I am just curious.

Ciao ciao,

Antonio Ospite

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
   See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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