[Python-Dev] Why are generated files in the repository?
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 05:00:57 CET 2015
On 25 Jan 2015 01:09, "Benjamin Peterson" <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2015, at 03:00, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> > 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.
> We could distribute the generated files in tarballs as part of the
> release process.
It's far more developer friendly to aim to have builds from a source
check-out "just work" if we can. That's pretty much where we are today
(getting external dependencies for the optional parts on *nix can still be
a bit fiddly - it may be worth maintaining instructions for at least apt
and yum in the developer guide that cover that)
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