Re: Bug with .gitignore and branch switching
- Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:02:13 -0700
- From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Bug with .gitignore and branch switching
Junio C Hamano wrote:
> There is no "untracked but precious" vs "untracked and expendable"
> difference in the current system. An untracked file that matches
> patterns listed in .gitignore is treated as the latter.
> We've discussed the lack of "untracked but precious" class a few
> times on the list in the past, but I do not recall the topic came up
> in the recent past. It perhaps is because nobody found that class
> useful enough so far.
The most recent example I can find is 2010:
It also came up in 2007:
Earlier in that year it even made the "What's not in 1.5.2" list.
Perhaps those references could be a useful starting point for an
interested person's thinking.