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Re: use svn:externals for build/generator/ezt.py?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-10-31 16:58:16 CET

C. Michael Pilato wrote:

>Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>>Heh. What _is_ the real problem, then?
>The ability to pull sources from different filesystems and assemble
>them in a working copy, with the ability to track (or not to track, if
>you wish) changes in those secondary locations.
>Would FS references provide this functionality? (I was assuming they
>were just the equivalent of softlinks.)
You can have both internal and external references. Internal references
act like soft links. External references can be implemented in two ways:

    * Completely opaque to the client. Ths would require proxying on the
    * As redirection commands. The server would tell the client to
      redirect its query to another URL during checkout and update of a

The second solution is simpler to implement and requires no server
configuration, but shares some of the problems of svn:externals. On the
plus side, there wouldn't be any discontinuities in the WC, so the
various editors and commands wouldn't have to go looking into the
svn:externals property to see if any recursion was necessary; the
foreign subsets of the WC woudl act very much like switched directories.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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