From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-13 16:08:00
At 03:25 PM 8/13/2002, Carl Daniel wrote:
>"Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> Boost.Test currently includes 100K of Microsoft 6 project files in
>> These add a lot of size to the distribution, are problems for CVS
>> because they are binary, require a full copy every time there is a
>> increasing the cost of backup), are of no use to non-Microsoft users,
>> format that MS typically changes with each release, and are trivial for
>> user do duplicate (since Boost.Test doesn't require sophisticated build
>> I think they should be removed. Am I just being grouchy, or do others
>First, I agree.
>Second, out of curiousity, what are the files in question? The only MSVC
>files that should (ever) be checked into a source control system are the
>.dsp and .dsw files (or for VC7, the .sln & .vcproj files). These are
>text files and are quite ammenable to source control - changes made to
>project in the IDE tend to modify the underlying text file exactly as
>expect, making diffs of .dsp files doable and useful.
You are right, of course. There is one .dsw and a bunch of .dsp. I have
no idea why CVS thought they were binary files. I deleted my working copy,
updated, and CVS is how happy and sees them as regular files.
But I'm still of the opinion they should be removed.
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