[Rake-devel] [PATCH] clean.rb, directories

Jim Weirich jim at weirichhouse.org
Sun Feb 4 21:55:35 EST 2007

Daniel Berger wrote:
> Hi,
> This is a patch for the clean task, so that it only deletes files, not 
> directories.
> This addresses an earlier email where someone brought up the fact that 
> "rake clean" deletes a directory named 'core', not just core files. 
> Since I hit it myself recently, I figure I should submit a patch. :)

Thanks for the suggestion.  However, prohibiting CLEAN from deleting 
directories feels like it is cutting off the arm to fix a hangnail. 
CLEAN should be able to delete any temporary files created during a 
build process, and that might include directories.

I would rather see a solution targeted explicitly at the "core" 
directory issue.

Thanks Daniel.

-- Jim Weirich

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