From: Douglas Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-10 10:47:53
On Monday 10 November 2003 10:22 am, Beman Dawes wrote:
> At 08:47 AM 11/10/2003, Douglas Gregor wrote:
> >We generate and include the HTML documentation for releases. Checking
> >in the HTML generated nightly would make the CVS repository _huge_.
> Why is that? Presumably there would be no change in most files, so CVS
> would not actually change.
When we generate HTML from BoostBook, many entities get unspecified names
(like, say, id28193809). So if someone changes something tiny in a BoostBook
document, all these names could change, making for huge HTML diffs (even
adding/removing HTML files) even though the HTML hasn't changed
"semantically". It's hard to get around this without having a name mangler in
the BoostBook XSL (ugh).
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