[Python-Dev] Why are generated files in the repository?
benjamin at python.org
Sat Jan 24 16:09:19 CET 2015
On Sat, Jan 24, 2015, at 03:00, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On 20 January 2015 at 10:53, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org>
> > 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.
We could distribute the generated files in tarballs as part of the
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