keep generated code in Samba4?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu Nov 20 17:40:46 GMT 2003

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 05:00:59PM +1100, 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).
> Anyone have any special reason one way or the other? Up to now we have
> not relied on perl to build Samba, but perhaps that should change. For
> example a perl mkproto would probably be much faster and neater than
> our current awk one, and perl could be useful in some other parts of
> the build.
> 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.

This is definately needed IMHO. Releases need the full generated
code, as you can't rely too much on the environment.


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