> From: Chuck <chuck.car...@gmail.com>

> Putting .gitignore inside the file itself doesn't negate it's behavior.
> Just seems like something that should be built in because a) no one wants
> to see this listed as an untracked file and b) no one wants this included
> in their actual project repository.

The primary purpose of .gitignore is to prevent Git from noticing
built files.  And since anyone else who has a copy of the project will
be building files with the same names as your built files, all
developers want a common .gitignore.

Dale

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