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Re: Are file externals good enough to release 1.7?

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 22:39:23 +0100

Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com> writes:

> As far as I can see the fundamental problem is that
> file externals are always created at op-depth 0, even if the file
> external is locally added or copied:

Thinking a bit more, I suppose that could work. We may not need to
layer the file external NODES rows in the way normal rows are layered by
op-depth. The directories that have svn:externals properties are
already layered, so the file external row is really just an indicator
that there is a file external with that name. We probably never need
more than one layer of file external in NODES. (I wonder if we need the
row at all, could we just use EXTERNALS?)

There is a problem that the file externals row could conflict with
normal base node. That would be some sort of tree conflict, although
unlike a normal tree conflict it could be caused by base nodes alone
following an update. I wonder if we need to move the file externals
into a different op-depth, say -1?

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