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Re: FYI: update .info files in $(srcdir) again

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: FYI: update .info files in $(srcdir) again
Date: 11 Nov 2003 11:25:35 -0700
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>>>>> "adl" == Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> "ttn" == Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

ttn> drat, i really came to appreciate .info files in the build tree.

adl> I'm interested to know why.  I've only heard about arguments
adl> against this so far.

Most projects don't check in their .info files.  In fact, I don't know
of any that do.  However, for these projects it is still useful to
allow the source tree to be made read-only.

The gcc project recently changed things around so that .info files, by
default, are put in the build tree.  Their chosen "dist" solution is
to require a special --enable-generated-files-in-srcdir option; we
definitely should not copy this, since our technology is better here.
But the idea of putting these files in builddir still makes sense.


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