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Re: some (other) questions about svn:externals

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-05 04:50:58 CEST

On Sep 4, 2005, at 6:40 PM, Scott Palmer wrote:

>
> On 26-Aug-05, at 12:38 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>
>
>> 2) regarding best practice, i note in the latest version of the book
>> an example of externals:
>>
>> $ svn propget svn:externals calc
>> third-party/sounds http://sounds.red-bean.com/repos
>> third-party/skins ...
>> third-party/skins/toolkit -r21 ...
>>
>> obviously, an external reference can represent a subdirectory
>> multiple
>> levels down, like in that last line. but i could swear i read
>> somewhere that it's preferable to create the intermediate directories
>> themselves and that externals should refer only to immediate
>> subdirectories. am i just imagining this?
>>
>
> No, this is a very bad idea. On a Mac this will create directories
> with the slash in the name. They will all be at the same level.
> The problem here is that the path separator is not handled in a
> friendly cross-platform way.
>

Huh? Can you to elaborate? Have you actually observed this on a
mac? I don't understand.

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