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Re: Links

From: <seth_at_cql.com>
Date: 2004-05-25 20:13:51 CEST

> seth@cql.com writes:
>> > There's no active work AFAIK. If you'd like to work on this, I
>> > strongly recommend discussing your design here first, before doing any
>> > coding.
>> Absolutely, that goes without saying. I want to do it efficiently and I
>> want the feature to be congruent with the architecture so it will be a
>> useful step forward for subversion as a whole.
> I was thinking more of the portability problems and UI questions, but
> yeah, all of the above.

I hadn't really thought about UI. Of course I realize that portability is
an issue (look at the pseudo links in the cygwin product which, while
understandable, are not correct from either a file system or an o/s

On the UI, I'm thinking that you use exactly the same commands (svn add,
etc.) on the link that you would use on any other files. Internally, of
course, it must be treated differently, and care must be taken to avoid
confusing the link with the file.

So, the problem is not trivial, but I don't think it would require any
significant modification to the UI.

>> I'll start investigating how links could be handled. I do have the
>> advantage of a bad example (that is, I have access to a clearcase system
>> that handles links, supposedly, sort of).
> Good luck!
> -Karl
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