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 www.boost-consulting.com
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