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Re: svn:externals and revisions

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-06-28 21:45:31 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> kfogel@collab.net writes:
>>Couldn't the svn:externals code detect when an external subdir is from
>>the same repository as its parent, so that
> It could, but there's reason to assume that just because two projects
> share a repository that they also share the likes of API compatibility
> and such.


> Rather than introduce conditional behavior, let's keep things simple and educate the users.

Yes, document best practices (using explicit revisions or branches for
svn:externals) rather than make the code too smart for its own good...


John Peacock
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