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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: An last-ditch argument against checking in generated sources...
Date Sat, 19 Dec 2009 11:21:24 GMT

On Dec 18, 2009, at 11:22 PM, Drew Farris wrote:

> +1 for not checking in generated sources. Maven is more than capable of
> handling the process in a way that is transparent to the end user, and this
> is the established convention for maven builds.

Why don't we start with this and if it proves problematic, we can check in the gen. sources?
 As long as Maven automates it, that should be fine.

> On Dec 18, 2009 9:10 PM, "Benson Margulies" <> wrote:
> Let me describe the scenario I start with, just in case by some chance
> you all decide that it's not too bad.
> There's a maven plugin that reads templates and writes sources.
> We configure it to write them to target/generated-sources/...
> The plugin automatically adds that directory to the compilation.
> So, whenever you type maven, the sources are generated and compiled.
> So you have the sources from typing maven, and you don't have to worry
> about checking them in after changing a template, and you don't have
> to worry about someone changing a generated source and not changing
> the underlying template.
> If this doesn't persuade, here's plan b.
> the output of the generator goes into src/main/java, but the generator
> is only put into operation with -Pregenerate, so that those
> unconcerned with these templates don't see a lot of M's on these
> files. You might say, 'what M's? the new version will be textually
> identical, and svn is smarter than that.' If that's the consensus
> view, I'll just run it that way.

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