On 12/02/2018 11:42, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
I'm aware of at least 10 people that ran into problems in the latter
part of last week because they didn't know about the .build directory. I
think most people are used to blowing away the build directory, the
.build directory is new so we need to learn to blow away that too
(irrespective of whether the build re-generated when it seems the time
stamp is old). All I'm saying is that hidden directories have a tenancy
to confuse. I can't comment on .jib as that is not in OpenJDK.
Why would hidden files be confusing? Or, rephrased, how is this any
more confusing than other hidden directories, such as .idea or .jib? I
modelled the behaviour on jib. In fact, I was considering using the
same directory (.jib), but since the name was so specialized, it felt
like misusing it. That's why I gave it a more general name. (In fact,
I believe, if .build had been present when jib was created, it would
have used that instead of creating the specialized .jib directory).