Before updating scaffolding from new
After a Dakota ceremony set for Friday, a crew will begin dismantling the controversial sculpture "Scaffold" at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and the artist who made it says he will never erect it again.
The sculpture, which contained elements of seven different gallows, drew sharp objections from the Dakota community for its reference to the scaffold used to execute 38 Dakota men in Mankato following the 1862 U. After days of negotiations among the Walker Art Center, Dakota elders and the Minneapolis Park Board, plans were announced Wednesday to tear it down and burn the remains at Fort Snelling, where hundreds of Dakota people were imprisoned after the war.
When using Composer to install or update the Drupal development branch, the scaffold files are always taken from the HEAD of the branch (or, more specifically, from the most recent development gz archive).
This might not be what you want when using an old development version (e.g. To avoid problems, always commit your scaffold files to the repository any time that is committed.
For more background see my previous blog post comparing Composer with Drush Make, and check out drupal-composer/drupal-project for some useful tools to start managing a Drupal site with Composer.