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incompatible_merge_genfiles_directory: unify bazel-bin and bazel-genfiles directories #6761

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laurentlb opened this Issue Nov 26, 2018 · 1 comment

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laurentlb commented Nov 26, 2018

We plan to unify the bazel-bin and bazel-genfiles directories.

This means that bazel-genfiles will point to the same location as bazel-bin, since the distinction was not meaningful. This will allow us to make simplifications in Bazel and its API.

See discussion: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/bazel-dev/5iq7n1soenA/xGM_M1NOCAAJ

bazel-io pushed a commit that referenced this issue Nov 26, 2018

Rename flag `--experimental_separate_genfiles_directory` to `--incomp…
…atible_merge_genfiles_directory`

#6761

RELNOTES:
  New incompatible flag --incompatible_merge_genfiles_directory
PiperOrigin-RevId: 222826123

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laurentlb commented Jan 8, 2019

One downstream project fails with--incompatible_merge_genfiles_directory: protobuf

https://buildkite.com/bazel/bazel-at-release-plus-incompatible-flags/builds/56#70fd5567-2b59-4012-be62-1b082da936b0

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