Is it ok to create public repos on git or svn to help illustrate answers for questions where the answer requires many steps?
I had a look for questions relating to this. e.g.
- Share code related to a quesiton in a SCM
- How do I do a "good" code dump for a comprehensive example?
- Is it okay to link to gist code pastes?
The answers on these are old, and i wondered if the thinking is still the same - i.e., dont link to external code repos to use as an appendix of information for an answer.
In this question (Simplemembership - adding email field and use as login-name) the OP had asked a question relating to multiple files. It took a lot longer to type out the detailed change list than create a project with git that walked through the steps, and even then I missed a step.
A git without the steps is, I would think, useless in terms of answering the question. But a list of detailed steps along with a git is a lot easier for people to follow.