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Re: git conversion status
- From: Richard Sandiford <rdsandiford at googlemail dot com>
- To: Hans-Peter Nilsson <hp at bitrange dot com>
- Cc: Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>, Fred Cooke <fred dot cooke at gmail dot com>, Binutils Development <binutils at sourceware dot org>, GDB Development <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:57:49 +0100
- Subject: Re: git conversion status
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Hans-Peter Nilsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Tom Tromey wrote:
>> Fred> 'git clone URL' will produce a directory called "src" which
>> Fred> is utterly meaningless on any developer's machine.
>> I chose it because the existing repository is named "src".
> I *prefer* src, exactly for that reason; "scripts expect that".
> If you-all want binutils+gdb (or some other combination of their
> names), I can live with that, but not another generic name just
> because someone offers the opinion that "src is utterly
> meaningless". It's not: it's the default name of the check-out
> directory of sourceware top-level...
+1 FWIW. I don't mind what the thing's called, but renaming from
src feels like make-work. And I disagree that "src is utterly
meaningless on any developer's machine". It actually fits quite
nicely in a:
I usually find I end up specifying a repo name explicitly
("git clone URL dir") with other projects anyway.