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Re: let's kill svn:externals

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-07-28 20:27:40 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:

> 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.

Coming in late for lack of time, but ...


People depend on svn:externals. We should not remove that feature
without a replacement.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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Received on Mon Jul 28 20:28:59 2003

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