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Re: 'svn ln'? (was Re: let's kill svn:externals)

From: <pll_at_lanminds.com>
Date: 2003-07-23 22:23:26 CEST

>>>>> On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, "Bill" == Bill Comisky wrote:

  Bill> I didn't see any ENHANCEMENT issues open for a 'svn ln', and
  Bill> I'm having trouble searching the mailing list at the moment.
  Bill> Is there any reason something like this would be a really bad
  Bill> idea?

It's been discussed before, the real problem seems to be how to
implement symlinks in a portable way. Basically, UNIX (and it's
variants/derivatives) is the only platform where the concept of
symlinks really exists. Windows has "shortcuts", but they're not at
all the same as symlinks (AFAIK). Then, there's MacOS. I don't know
if OS X supports symlinks or not, one would hope, since it's BSD
based. However, I recently heard they also somehow managed to keep
the data/resource forks concept alive in OS X as well.

So, I don't think that it's a bad idea, I just think it's a difficult
idea to implement correctly in a portable manner.

I would definitely love such a feature myself :)


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