Re: dontdiff has unfixable problems

From: Peter Samuelson (
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 02:48:18 EST

> Here's my thought for 2.5: all, and I mean *all*, generated files
> should match a small *documented* set of patterns. Something on the
> order of:
> -X '*.[osi]' -X 'Generated/'

Not a bad idea. However, I don't think I like having to mkdir and
rmdir all those Generated/ directories all the time. So, as a
counter-proposal, one of the following:

  -X '*.[osi]' -X 'tmp.*' # ...which I prefer
  -X '*.[osi]' -X '*.tmp' # ...the conventional *.??? look

I don't believe it would be a hardship to force files to begin or end
with `tmp'. It's not like our filenames have stupid length

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