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RE: EXTERNALS table -- good or bad?

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 06:25:28 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neels J Hofmeyr [mailto:neels_at_elego.de]
> Sent: zaterdag 8 oktober 2011 7:58
> To: Bert Huijben
> Cc: 'Subversion Development'
> Subject: Re: EXTERNALS table -- good or bad?
>
> On 10/07/2011 02:18 PM, Bert Huijben wrote:
> > I think you were the one that enabled processing svn:externals on local
> > additions?
>
> Can't say that I did :)
>
> > (Impossible without EXTERNALS)
>
> "Impossible" is such a strong word. Brief explanation?
>
> > And file externals would be impossible to delete, except when using
> > EXTERNALS.
>
> Not sure about that, we do have that update_root column...
>
> > (etc.)
> (/me greps svn:log,dev@)
>
> So in short, we are going to rely on the EXTERNALS table as the no.1
source
> for information about svn:externals definitions, i.e. keep the table
> up-to-date at all times. It's more than just a cache. Right?

^/subversion/trunk/notes/wc-ng/externals contains more on the reasoning of
why 'EXTERNALS'.

(It was written before it was decided not to move the real actual data from
BASE, so it could use some updates)

        Bert
Received on 2011-10-10 15:26:13 CEST

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