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Subject: Re: [boost] Executable files in Boost git repostories
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-04 00:41:09


On 12/03/2018 05:24 PM, Edward Diener via Boost wrote:
> We have again run into the situation where files with a Linux executable
> permission have been committed to various Boost git repositories, with
> Jim King creating a PR and list of these files in Boost Admin. I have
> fixed these for the repositories for which I have write access, and
> created PRs for the other repositories. But this begs the question as to
> what Boost's stance should be about adding actual executable files to a
> Boost git repository ? As an example a Linux bash command file was added
> to a particular repository and I created a PR to remove the executable
> file permission from the file. But the maintainer of the repository
> feels this is wrong and the Linux bash file should retain the executable
> file permissions and that the file should be part of the repository. But
> of course I am more interested here about the general principal of the
> matter. Obviously operating system command/batch files are executable
> files, but should they be so in a repository.


> Finally should be not have some sort of git hook that somehow eliminates
> this recurring problem of files with executable permissions being
> periodically committed to a Boost git repository ? Most all of the files
> I "fixed" or created PRs for are clearly source files what can not be
> "executed" in any way. But this happening again is a real problem to
> have to clean up each time.

That would be reasonable as long as it doesn't accidentally
reject files that should be executable.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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