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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-24 11:52:27

Peter Simons <simons_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Doug Gregor writes:
> > Those files are there so that someone with a copy of
> > Boost from CVS can read current documentation without
> > having to generate it.
> I agree that this is kind of nice

It's very important to some of us.

> but checking generated files into the CVS repository is really not a
> good idea in my experience. It is just a matter of time before
> someone overwrites the files by accidently committing the
> (re-)generated versions. As a matter of fact, the CVS history
> suggests that accidents like this _have_ happened before. ;-)

In this particular case, it's a relatively benign accident.
Probably we could take advantage of CVS admin scripts or branches to
stop it, though.

As far as I'm concerned, the gain is worth the potential pain.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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