Re: dgit and git-dpm
On Wed, 29 Oct 2014, Ian Jackson wrote:
> maintainers of other tools. It does seem to me to imply that using
> git-buildpackage to do an NMU is risky, because:
Yes, it is – anything other than the standard Debian tool
> If some user of git-buildpackage (without dgit) tries to do an NMU of
> a package containing .gitignore, it will remove the .gitignore. If
> the NMUer doesn't notice, then the maintainer certainly will when they
They should read the debdiff anyway… but yeah.
Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font. -- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"