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Re: Acceptance criteria for the git conversion


On 01/09/15 15:26, Mikhail Maltsev wrote:
> On 09/01/2015 01:54 PM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
>> With the machinery for the git conversion now in reasonable shape, it's
>> time to ask GCC's developers in general:  what do you want this
>> conversion to accomplish?
> There was some discussion concerning file renaming:
> https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2015-04/msg00175.html
> 
> I think using different extensions for C and C++ code is a good thing (because having
> C++ code in ".c" files is confusing both for humans and for tools), and probably
> moving to git is a good occasion for such rename.
> I could take care of performing this change (i.e. make a list of C++ files with .c
> extension, fix build scripts, run some tests), if it is acceptable.
> 

Renaming the files during the conversion is clearly *not* the right
thing to do: it would break all builds of old code.

Whether the renames should be done post conversion is a completely
different question.  Personally, I don't see the point.

R.


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