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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen: Improvements to clean and distclean targets

>>> On 18.01.16 at 19:19, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 18/01/16 16:57, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 18.01.16 at 17:45, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 18/01/16 16:41, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>>>> On 18.01.16 at 17:27, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> * Move '*~' and 'core' into the find rule.
>>>> I don't understand this part: Where in the build process do such get
>>>> generated? I'm tempted to instead recommend to just drop those
>>>> from the rm invocation...
>>> No idea about 'core' files, but *~ are emacs backup files.
>> But emacs should clean up after itself; this shouldn't be the job
>> of our clean rule.
> Why? the point is to have a one-revision old version of the file to hand.

I guess there may be different strategies here: My editor also
creates such named files, but deletes them as the program gets
shut down. I.e. the one-revision old backup exists as long as the
program is running. I can see benefits from the alternative
model, but still it shouldn't be our scripts to clean up such backups.
After all - what if another program used another name patter for
its backups? Would we go clean those up then too?


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