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From "David E. Wheeler" <da...@justatheory.com>
Subject Re: [lucy-dev] Empty out perl/MANIFEST
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:12:28 GMT
On Mar 5, 2012, at 8:34 AM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> Our canonical release tarballs are pure exports from version control.  If we
> remove perl/MANIFEST entirely, then anyone who gets Lucy via either a checkout
> or a canonical release will get a warning when they run Build.PL.

Correct.

> Keeping a dummy file around is a compromise to avoid that problem.

If you consider it a problem, yeah. Having it have no files listed will generate other warnings.

>> `distclean` runs `distcheck`? WHU?
> 
>    http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?Module::Build#distclean
> 
>    distclean
> 
>        [version 0.05]
> 
>        Performs the 'realclean' action and then the 'distcheck' action.

Huh. I guess I never use either `distclean` or `distcheck`.

> I don't believe that there is an analogue for git clean -dxf in svn.  If
> somebody knows of one, please speak up because I could really use it!  (This
> is for a different project.)
> 
>> I noticed a lot of generated files there were obviously not svn:ignored.
> 
> To be honest, I've never been good about keeping svn:ignore properties up to
> date.  It's not part of my workflow.

I find it a lot easier to ignore generated files if my VCS also ignores them.

Best,

David



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