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Re: [PATCH] add FAQ about the status of symlink support.

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-04-23 17:59:34 CEST

On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 11:44, Alex Holst wrote:
> +<li>Does Subversion support symlinks?</li>

I have two concerns here:

(1) "Does Subversion support symlinks?" could have multiple
interpretations. You're thinking of the ability to check a symlink into
version control and check it out again; someone else might think of
something more along the lines of CVS modules, where a directry entry in
the repository refers to some other part of the repository or even some
part of a different repository.

(2) I'm not sure there is developer consensus on the viewpoint you
presented. Certainly, portability is one of our major concerns with
symlink support; another one is libsvn_wc needing a rewrite. If the
libsvn_wc rewrite happens, and we were presented with a clean
implementation of symlink support which failed gracefully on Windows,
I'm not sure it would be rejected.

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