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let's kill svn:externals

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2003-07-23 18:19:11 CEST

ok, that's it, i've seen yet another post by someone with a problem with
externals, and i've had it. i've been thinking about this for a while,
and i'm tired of keeping quiet about it.

can we just get rid of the svn:externals feature?

it doesn't work that well, smacks of 'creeping featuritis', and can
easily be replicated by a script of some sort for those who need this
kind of functionality.

does anyone feel that strongly about keeping it? why? is it just
because 'cvs has modules, and this is our equivalent'? if so, that
seems like a poor justification to me, especially if it isn't going to
be a feature that works very well, which is what it looks like to me
since every time we turn around there's another edge case that doesn't
work well with them, and i seriously doubt we're going to catch them all
before 1.0.


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