Jérémy Bobbio <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> (I am mostly lurking on debian-haskell@, so I don't think that my
> opinion matters much: people doing work should have the tools that they
> prefer to do so.)
> On Sat, Jul 04, 2009 at 09:40:39PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>> > The only countercases I can image are 1) if you aren't on the internet
>> > right now; or 2) you can't afford to download the upstream tarball
>> > (because it's absurdly large, like say openoffice).
>> Or upstream goes away. Or is offline. Or moves. Or takes longer to
>> download than it takes to generate from VCS.
>> Seriously, it's not that hard, takes absurdly little space, is built
>> into the toolset, and lets you recreate any version in history.
>> It's not required, sure, but it's nice to have.
> A *huge* win about pristine-tar is when upstream ships non-DFSG files in
> its release tarballs.
OK, *now* I see the point of it :-)