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[AUCTeX-devel] Re: Upcoming 11.83 release

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Upcoming 11.83 release
Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2006 22:01:15 +0200

* David Kastrup (2006-06-04) writes:

> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'd move the directory deletion and recreation to a separate
>> cleaning target and abort the tarball creation if the directory is
>> not empty.  For the sake of stupid people like myself.
> If you think this really, really, really, really necessary, go ahead.

No, it's not _that_ important.

> Frankly, I don't see the point, and I found the old behavior quite
> convenient.  I often have to do dozens of repetitions until I finally
> get a release right and all rpms and packages have built properly and
> I verified them to be basically ok and working (there is a reason that
> upload itself is not part of the build targets).  Having to use an
> explicit cleaning target every time is going to be quite a nuisance.

Ever used the history mechanism of bash?

> And once you actually _have_ something uploaded (and that is the point
> at which it starts to make sense to retain stuff, since only then the
> file names are permanently associated with particular content), you
> can always get it back from the site you uploaded it to.

Except for the directive files.  The significance of which is quite
limited apart from the upload process, I know.

As this is a minor issue of little importance I'll stop arguing now
and leave the code alone.


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