Alvaro Herrera wrote:
Mark Kirkwood wrote:
Alvaro Herrera wrote:

Except that it also includes diffs for generated files, which tend to be
huge.  To work around that you need to create a list of files to
exclude, and the whole thing (which was cumbersome already) starts to
get unmanageable.
$ make maintainer-clean

before the diff, which clears all those out.

Yeah, but then if you make a mistake with the patch and have to build
again to retest, you have to wait the whole thing to compile, which can
be annoying.

True - depends on the speed of your machine as to how annoying this really is... (I'm using a PIII 1.26 GHz... takes 5 min with -O2 - good excuse for a coffee etc).

However, as David brought up previously it is probably worth mentioning several of the various CVS work-arounds in the docs, so people at least get a good survey of the options - they can then choose whichever suits their needs best.



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