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Re: Externals inconsistencies and feedback

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 12:22:02 -0700

Karl Fogel wrote:
> This was a no-op switch here, right? That is, you're just running it to
> show us how 'switch' doesn't restore the missing externals dir, even
> though 'update' would, right?


>> At revision 1.
>> $ ls wc | wc
>> 0
>> Another issue, in externals.c compare_external_items(), I don't think we can
>> return that two external items are identical if either the old or new external
>> item has a HEAD peg revision, since a new HEAD revision may have replaced the
>> item with another item.
> Excellent point; I cannot imagine disagreeing :-).

OK :)

>> So I think we should just get rid of the update_unchanged argument to
>> svn_client__handle_externals(). We should always update externals. I can't
>> think of a time when you wouldn't want to.
> I wish I could remember why we added it, but what you're saying seems
> reasonable now, yes.

I looked through the logs to see if there was any reason to do that, but I
couldn't find any.

I'll make the changes.


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