On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 11:34:07AM +0000, Matthew J Fletcher wrote:
> As discussed in this thread,..
> Do you think svn checkout should be defensive against recursive externals ?
At elego (where I work) we actually use this as a trick question during
Subversion workshops. People who don't necessarily know about externals
are asked to check out a working copy (which, unknown to them, contains
recursive externals) and are asked to figure out if anything is going
wrong and if so how to fix it. Once they've figured out and fixed the
problem they understand what externals are :)
That aside, I wouldn't mind if svn printed a warning or error message
when it finds a recursive externals definition. But off-hand I don't
what a good method for detecting recursion would be.
It's somewhat complicated by the fact that externals are currently
separate working copies and that the recursion might be rooted not
only at the immediate parent WC but at some parent of the parent.
Cross-working-copy operations aren't trivial to implement correctly.
Received on 2012-03-24 13:03:12 CET