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

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-23 22:33:14 CEST

At 4:23 PM -0400 7/23/03, pll@lanminds.com wrote:
>Then, there's MacOS. I don't know
>if OS X supports symlinks or not


>However, I recently heard they also somehow managed to keep
>the data/resource forks concept alive in OS X as well.

Yes, and also to invent a new thing (variously called "package" or
"bundle") that's giving us fits. We've taken to calling these
"opaque collections," and they're a whole whale of fun ... but not
relevant to the symlink question.

But even granted symlinks, "the svn:externals problem" is not
necessarily solved. The hard questions are things like redefining
things when branches are created, propagating checkouts, commits,
log, blah blah through them, linking to foreign entities like other
repositories, other VC systems, tarballs, blah blah.

Jack Repenning
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