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From: Johannes Schindelin <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: Re: is there a truly compelling rationale for .git/info/exclude?
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:18:00 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710061337300.14079@localhost.localdomain>

Hi Robert,

[who I had to cull from the To:/Cc: headers, as my mailer consistently
told me that there is no valid DNS record to route mail to, which *is* weird.]

On Fri, 6 Oct 2017, 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 to keep worktrees in subdirectories of the "main"

That's not really weird. It's just something few people do, but that's not
the same as "weird".


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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
2017-10-07 21:20     ` brian m. carlson
2017-10-12 23:18     ` Johannes Schindelin [this message]
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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