[systemd-devel] [PATCH] .gitignore: add GNU GLOBAL files

Dimitri John Ledkov dimitri.j.ledkov at intel.com
Fri May 15 09:36:33 PDT 2015

On 15 May 2015 at 17:19, Łukasz Stelmach <l.stelmach at samsung.com> wrote:
> It was <2015-05-15 pią 18:03>, when Lennart Poettering wrote:
>> On Fri, 15.05.15 17:39, Łukasz Stelmach (l.stelmach at samsung.com) wrote:
>>> It was <2015-05-15 pią 17:25>, when Lennart Poettering wrote:
>>> > On Fri, 15.05.15 17:12, Łukasz Stelmach (l.stelmach at samsung.com) wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Hmm? What is GNU GLOBAL?
>>> Another cscope. A quote from http://www.gnu.org/software/global/
>>> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>>>     GNU GLOBAL is a source code tagging system that works the same way
>>>     across diverse environments, such as Emacs editor, Vi editor, Less
>>>     viewer, Bash shell, various web browsers, etc.
>>>     You can locate various objects, such as functions, macros, structs,
>>>     classes, in your source files and move there easily. [...]
>>> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>>> The index files should not appear in "git status".
>> And is that tool even popular?
> Admittedly not the most popular but noticable.
> https://qa.debian.org/popcon-graph.php?packages=cscope%2Cglobal%2Cexuberant-ctags&show_installed=on&want_percent=on&want_legend=on&want_ticks=on&from_date=2010-01-01&to_date=&hlght_date=&date_fmt=%25Y-%25m&beenhere=1

With my Debian Developer hat on... popcon is not a metric... We mostly
still have it as a trap - whenever popcon used as a reason it is shot
down as invalid =)

More importantly it tells nothing about what /systemd-developers/ use,
and actually it is negligible amount of submitters if one looks at
"vote" or "recent" graphs. Imho .gitignore should only be used to
clean-up & ignore by products that a given project generates, the rest
IDE cruft is to be ignored on per user cases in a global excludes file
as I've shown earlier.

Anyway, it's merged now, but in practice I don't see a need to merge
more of IDE-cruft ignore rules.


Pura Vida!

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