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Author r.david.murray
Recipients benjamin.peterson, mgedmin, r.david.murray
Date 2015-05-27.13:39:20
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It is "automatically generated" in that it isn't hand-written.  On the other hand, it isn't "automatically generated" in the sense of being part of the make process, ./python is supposed to be run by hand when it is appropriate.

A bit ago someone wrote tests for that among other things made sure we didn't forget to update it when needed.  Someone needs to write a similar test for symbol, it looks like.

Whether or not one or both of these could be/should be incorporated into make (now that we have 'make touch' to deal with the consequences) is a separate question.  As to why it is checked in, we check in almost all the build artifacts previous to the compile stage, so that there is no need to have an already-built python to build python from source.
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