[Python-Dev] Why are generated files in the repository?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 09:00:46 CET 2015

On 20 January 2015 at 10:53, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2015, at 19:40, Neil Girdhar wrote:
>> I was also wondering why files like Python/graminit.c are in the
>> respository?  They generate spurious merge conflicts.
> Convenience mostly.

It also gets us a round a couple of bootstrapping problems, where
generating some of those files requires a working Python interpreter,
which you may not have if you just cloned the source tree or unpacked
the tarball.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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