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RE: Re: Single file externals plan

From: Geoff Rowell <Geoff.Rowell_at_varolii.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:08:24 -0400

On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 2:18 PM Karl Fogel wrote:
>Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com> writes:
>> Here's my current thinking on behavior and implementation.
>> - Support only intra-repository file externals. This will allow the
>> svn client to effectively do a 'touch foo; svn add foo; svn switch
>> foo' to have a external in the wc (those actual commands only work in
>> a 1.5 client). So unlike a directory external, the .svn/entries file
>> has entries for file externals. This is needed for supporting all
>> client commands on a file. I don't see modifying the existing
>> directory behavior.
> Before implementing this, it might be good to find out how often
> use intra-repository externals at all. My guess (uneducated,
> etc) is: not much. Certainly most of the externals I set are coming
> from other repositories...

I believe that this depends upon your repository project layout. Those
who utilize the multiple projects in a single repository layout will
to have intra-repository externals. Others who utilize the single
in multiple repositories layout will tend to have inter-repository

Overall, most of us probably have a mixed layout.


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