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Re: git conversion status

Hans-Peter Nilsson <> 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".
> Counter-argument:
> 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.


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