[libvirt] [RFC] maint: forbid most files without extension

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Wed Apr 14 16:57:33 UTC 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:18:47AM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 02:11:55PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> > * .gitignore: Add rule that requires . in name, then add exemptions.
> > ---
> > 
> > Given Chris' recent accident in committing a binary file, then
> > blasting the list with it, here's a (hack) approach to prevent a
> > relapse in the future.  It assumes that non-binary files either
> > have an extension, or are easy enough to enumerate.
> > 
> > Personally, I do NOT want to apply this patch.  It has the nasty
> > side-effect of rendering .git/info/exclude useless (git unfortunately
> > stops processing ignore rules once it finds an explicit accept rule,
> > so any reject rules in .git/info/exclude for files containing '.' are
> > overruled as accepts by this patch).  Hence, this is only an RFC,
> > documenting my thought process.
> I don't think its really worth it myself. I prefer to have too little in
> the .gitignore file, than too much, since it ensures you'll spot files
> you haven't added to the commit.
> Chris' patch was actually blocked by mailman, but someone else approved it
> before I could reject it !

  I made the mistake, I went directly to the web front-end and didn't
see the binary chunk :-\


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