keep generated code in Samba4?

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Thu Nov 20 07:27:50 GMT 2003

On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 tridge at wrote:

> We now have around 50k lines of generated RPC code in Samba4, and its
> growing fast. It might make sense to not put this code in CVS, and
> instead rely on all developers having the pidl IDL compiler installed,
> or possibly even including pidl in the Samba4 cvs tree (pidl is much
> smaller than the code it generates).

I think we should not keep the generated code in CVS for the moment.

> We might also decide to use an interim method, where we do not put the
> generated code in CVS, but we generate the code on before
> each release, so releases have the full generated code but developers
> who use cvs need to have pidl.


> Cheers, Tridge
> PS: If anyone is tempted to say "use XXX instead of perl", then the
> answer is that you first have to demonstrate a full rewrite of pidl in
> the XXX language. I think you may not find that easy, no matter how
> wonderful you think XXX is.

Not me. I am happy with perl.
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at], rsharpe[at], 

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