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From: Jonathan Nieder <>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>,
Subject: Re: is there a truly compelling rationale for .git/info/exclude?
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:23:59 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710061337300.14079@localhost.localdomain>


Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Oct 2017, Junio C Hamano wrote:

>> Don't waste time by seeking a "compelling" reason.  A mere "this is
>> the most expedite way to gain convenience" back when something was
>> introduced could be an answer, and it is way too late to complain
>> about such a choice anyway.
>   perfectly respectable answer ... it tells me that, between
> .gitignore files and core.excludesFile, there's not much left for
> .git/info/exclude to do, except in weird circumstances.

I use .git/info/exclude in what I don't consider to be weird

But I am not motivated to say more than that without knowing what my
answer is going to be used for.  E.g. is there a part of the
gitignore(5) man page where such an explanation would make it less
confusing and more useful?


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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-10-06 10:14 rpjday
2017-10-06 12:13 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-06 17:39   ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-06 19:23     ` Jonathan Nieder [this message]
2017-10-07 21:20     ` brian m. carlson
2017-10-12 23:18     ` Johannes Schindelin
2017-10-12 23:56       ` Jeff King
2017-10-13  7:05         ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-06 14:18 ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-10-08  8:41 ` Steinar Bang

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