[openstack-dev] [OpenStack-Dev] IDE extensions in .gitignore
robertc at robertcollins.net
Fri Jan 10 08:57:33 UTC 2014
On 4 January 2014 08:31, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
> I really don't understand the aversion to allowing contributors to
> police on their own what files they do and don't commit in a review
> to an OpenStack project. It all boils down to the following
> balancing act:
I have *no* aversion to allowing contributors to police things on
their own. I have an aversion to forcing them to do so.
> * Reviewing changes to each project's .gitignore for the trashfile
> patterns of every editor and IDE known to man is a waste of
> reviewers' collective time.
This is a strawman. If we have to review for a trashfile pattern then
we have contributors using that. There are more editors than
> * Having to point out to contributors that they've accidentally
> added trashfiles created by their arbitrary choice of tools to a
> change in review is also a waste of reviewers' collective time.
> Since there are ways for a contributor to configure their
> development environment in a manner which prevents them from
> inadvertently putting these files into a change for review, I feel
> like it's perfectly reasonable to suggest that as an alternative. It
> is just one of the many ways a contributor avoids wasting reviewer
> time by neither polluting their changes nor every project's
> .gitignore with details potentially relevant only to their own
> personal development system and nowhere else.
I don't understand why you call it polluting. Pollution is toxic. What
is toxic about the few rules needed to handle common editors?
Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
HP Converged Cloud
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