Why does catkin build into the folder .private and then symlink?

asked 2019-09-02 09:36:17 -0500

Hakaishin gravatar image

I have Clion configure to do my building, but I realized that it does not do all the same things as catkin, but catkin and clion don't play well especially when wanting to clean, catkin claims it can't clean because the files are not symlinks but actual files(generated by clion). Now is there a benefit to the way catkin is handling the building by building into .private and then symlinking? Any idea why this decision was taken? And how can I get catkin clean to clean out the clion files? Is there an -f option?

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