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Subject: Re: [boost] [inspect] Tag a directory to be ignored?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-02 21:00:23

At Sun, 2 Jan 2011 19:58:50 -0500,
Beman Dawes wrote:
> The Boost inspection tool that generates the inspection reports has a
> hardwired list of directories not to recurse into. "CVS", ".svn",
> ".git", etc. While those particular cases make sense, some of the
> hardwired names are so specialized ("doc/xml",
> "tools/build/v2/engine", etc.) that a better approach might be to tag
> directories as not to be inspected. That way the inspect.cpp code
> wouldn't have to be changed to accommodate yet another directory to be
> avoided.
> One simple way to do this would be for inspect.cpp to ignore any
> directories with some special file. For example, "no_boost_inspect".
> Comments?

Seems like there's a lot of overlap between the files that shouldn't
be checked into revision control and the files that shouldn't be
checked by inspect. Do we already have such a description for SVN?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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