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Re: let's kill svn:externals

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-28 20:35:26 CEST

Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:

> Branko ─îibej wrote:
>
> > Coming in late for lack of time, but ...
> > -1
> > People depend on svn:externals. We should not remove that feature
> > without a replacement.
>
> Oh, since I appear to have neglected to respond, I'm fine with CMike's
> proposed means of dealing with this issue. If we can avoid having to
> special case handling of externals everywhere except export and
> checkout by teaching svn to allow directories in it's working copies
> that live in other repositories, then I can live with it.

Yeah, I think cmpilato described the long-term goal very well:
eventually, libsvn_wc should be able to to deal with alien (foreign
repository) working copies that are *directly* linked together via
.svn/entries files.

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