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Re: text-base penalty: A proposed solution

From: Martin Pool <mbp_at_samba.org>
Date: 2002-12-20 04:53:39 CET

On 19 Dec 2002, <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:

> This idea has been thrown in the pool before, but it won't work, even
> ignoring the fact that hard links are a Unix thing. The text base is
> _not_ the same as the working file. The working file is text base +
> end-of-line conversions + keyword expansions.

I didn't know that. Thanks for the information.

> I can't imagine a person actively editing the whole LK tree, for
> example. She'll have to have the whole source available, but only small
> subtree actually has to be a Subversion working copy. The rest can be
> just a (read-only) copy of the sources.

Perhaps a partial solution for people with very large trees would be
to export the parts they don't edit, and then overlay it with a
checkout of the parts they actually edit? I suppose updating the
nonedited parts will be a pain.

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