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RE: Make cvs ignore some changes in files

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: Make cvs ignore some changes in files
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 11:35:31 -0700

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>>The requirements still sound contradictory -- you need
>>an automated build but you need to use a manual-only
>>GUI tool.  IMHO, using a tool that doesn't fit the
>>real requirement of automation (remember, anything
>>that can be automated can also be done manually) is
>>reason enough to change the tool.

>I did replace the GUI tool with a tool (make) that fit the requirement of 
>automation, but only after the GUI tool had produced an intermediate result 
>that I could save. The only good thing about the tool is that it produced a 
>makefile and ran make to perform the actual build.

In other words, the GUI tool is being used as an editor, rather than
(say) vi or emacs.  It's completely legitimate to put its output under
source control because it can't be produced mechanically from something

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