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Re: is there a truly compelling rationale for .git/info/exclude?




Hi,

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Oct 2017, Junio C Hamano wrote:

>> Don't waste time by seeking a "compelling" reason.  A mere "this is
>> the most expedite way to gain convenience" back when something was
>> introduced could be an answer, and it is way too late to complain
>> about such a choice anyway.
>
>   perfectly respectable answer ... it tells me that, between
> .gitignore files and core.excludesFile, there's not much left for
> .git/info/exclude to do, except in weird circumstances.

I use .git/info/exclude in what I don't consider to be weird
circumstances.

But I am not motivated to say more than that without knowing what my
answer is going to be used for.  E.g. is there a part of the
gitignore(5) man page where such an explanation would make it less
confusing and more useful?

Thanks,
Jonathan