Owen Densmore <o...@backspaces.net> writes:
> What's the best practice for "derived files" in a git repo?
Don't put them in the repository.
There are only two cases: (1) The version of the derived file in the
repo is correct relative the files that it's derived from. In that
case, the derived file is redundant. (2) The version of the derived
file in the repo is *not* correct relative the files that it's derived
from. In that case, the derived file is dangerous.
If you deploy something from a repository, it's best to have a separate
repository (or perhaps branch) whose commits are created automagically
by a build process from the commits of a source repository, and contain
only the files that need to be deployed. You *don't* want to have the
software developers responsible for keeping derived files in a source
repo synchronized with source files.
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