Subject: Re: Use of .a as a source file extension causes cvs import issues
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/10/2007 22:52:03
On Wed, 10 Oct 2007, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> We have a file with extension .a in our source tree, "bin/csh/USD.doc/csh.a".
> This clashes with cvs import's default ignore list and will cause trouble
> for those importing NetBSD into their own repositories.
> Should we change the extension on this file? I'm not sure what .a is
> meant to signify in any case.
"appendix", it seems, looking at the contents (.g is for the glossary).
"make paper.ps" seems to be the only (obvious?) place this is used, and I
guess a rename won't hurt. Of course you can do a full build to verify.