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Re: [RFC] 'External' and 'Switched': common ground

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 20:01:25 +0200

On 20.08.2010 19:54, Julian Foad wrote:
> What's the idea?
>
>
> External means Switched
> =======================
>
> Well, not quite! But at the WC layer they have a lot in common. Let's
> take advantage of it.
>
> In both cases:
>
> * An 'external' or 'switched' WC node is a file or a directory (tree).
>
> * An 'external' or 'switched' WC node is an immediate child of a
> versioned WC directory. [3]

Don't forget that an external does not necessarily have a versioned WC
dir as its immediate parent:
svn:externals
http://server.com/repo/trunk subdir/extdir
in that case, 'subdir' would be the immediate parent of the external,
but it's not versioned.

Stefan

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