From the cycle "Topic of the day" - .gitignore: how big is too big?

Vladimir Panteleev via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Sun Mar 22 03:17:04 PDT 2015

On Sunday, 22 March 2015 at 05:56:56 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
> On 3/21/15 8:54 PM, Daniel Murphy wrote:
>> We add it to the .gitignore, then forget about it forever.  
>> Having a
>> long gitignore doesn't cost us anything.
> ... but complicated/wrong clean rules in makefiles and clutter 
> in ls. We should clean our shit. -- Andrei

I thought moving things around was also one of your pet peeves :)

I know for a fact that changing where win32.mak creates 
phobos.lib is going to break at least Digger and my own D build 
scripts which predate Digger. It will probably break others' 
workflow too. Adding lines to .gitignore seems more reasonable 
from that perspective.

posix.mak is already sensible in that it puts everything under 

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