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Re: ignored 'core' directory

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: ignored 'core' directory
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 09:51:30 +0200
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* On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 03:52:15PM -0400 Larry Jones wrote:
> Spiro Trikaliotis writes:
> > 
> > I don't think this is enough. There are circumstances where one wants to
> > import files named core, or files named .old, .bak or the like.
> That's what -I! is for.

Yes, I know. Actually, I myself directed the OP to the corresponding
part of TFM.
> > The best thing is to document it in a way the user can find it easily -
> > that's why I want this link added to the documentation - and let the
> > user decide for himself what to do.
> Agreed.

Especially since it took me some hours to sport that part of the

> > OTOH, I can't think of an occasion where it would make sense to ignore
> > files on import. That is, if we want to change the behaviour, why not
> > have a -I ! as default argument for ignore?
> Because you usually *don't* want to import executables, zip files, etc.
> into your *source* control system.

Yes, but if I import a source tarball - obviously, the most common usage
of an import - the are usually no executables in there. But I have had
more than one project where a source file or source directory was named

Another thought: Since people or surprised especially on import,
wouldn't it be nice to warn the user whenever a file or directory is
ignored? This way, the user at least is informed that something went

Best regards,

Spiro R. Trikaliotis         I'm subscribed to the mailing lists I'm posting,  so please refrain from Cc:ing me. Thank you.

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