"profile" doesn't belong in Objective-C.gitignore #956

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JimRoepcke commented Feb 19, 2014

I've never seen a valid argument for keeping this line in this file, yet I've seen dozens of people complain about it. It's bitten me and lots of others in the past.

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arcresu commented Feb 20, 2014

Thanks for this! I'm not familiar with Objective C, and I can't easily find anything about this file by searching, so would you be able to explain why people have suggested it be ignored and your case against it?

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trevorsheridan commented Apr 4, 2014

Reading some blog posts it seems like this was a mystery to some people all the way back in 2009. I have no idea what the historical reasoning behind this is. One theory in reading most people's .gitignores, is they include a comment above the "profile" line saying something like "OS X junk", and it's typically coupled with the .DS_Store. So this leads me to believe that a profile (not .profile) was something generated by OS X. Either that or maybe convention where the output of profiles(1) was a file called profile? I'm shooting in the dark here which is probably reason enough to just remove this line until someone says otherwise.

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arcresu commented Apr 4, 2014

Yep, sounds good. Thanks for doing the research. I'll fix that up

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@arcresu arcresu Remove profile from Obj-C to match #956 336dd39

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@JimRoepcke @arcresu JimRoepcke + arcresu Remove profile rule from Xcode template. Fixes #956 09c3f0b

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@arcresu arcresu Remove profile from Obj-C to match #956 262f334
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