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Re: svn modules (was Re: Features and release dates)

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: 2002-05-03 02:19:40 CEST

<peter.westlake@arm.com> writes:

> So far, so good. But does that link use a path or a node id?

I just posted a detailed answer to this question a few minutes ago,
go read that. I'm thinking exactly like Unix filesystem semantics.
Hard links reference the node id, soft links reference a path.

> If it's a path, what happens after you move it or copy it?
> You either have a dangling reference, which is Bad, or you
> have to find all the places that link to it and change them.
> This is time-consuming, especially when you consider that
> renaming or moving a directory will affect all links to any
> file or directory underneath it. Possible, but not practical.

Yes. As i have said, i am not terribly interested in symbolic
links :).

> If it's a node, you will have to be very careful when you
> make a copy of it. Copies are so symmetrical that you really

No. See my other post.

Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org

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