[parenscript-devel] Patch: added .gitignore to ignore fasls

Daniel Gackle danielgackle at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 06:05:38 UTC 2010

I just pushed a patch (authored by Scott) to add .gitignore to the PS
project so that fasls can be ignored. This is because, if you're using git
submodules with PS, git thinks the library has changed every time you
recompile it, unless you explicitly tell it to ignore fasls.

Git submodules aren't particularly simple, but we use them for one huge
benefit: it lets git track which version of PS goes with which version of
our code. So if we need to restore our system of a month ago, and there have
been a bunch of patches to PS in the last month, git will check out the old
version of PS that's contemporary with the old version of our stuff. This
solves the huge headache of trying to run an old version of your code
against newer versions of its libraries, which works until it doesn't and
then is hard to track down.

I'd be interested if anyone has a better solution to this problem, because
I'm not fond of git submodules, but am willing to live with them to get the

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