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Re: AW: [PATCH] commit --include-externals (v2)

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:40:33 -0500

On 11/10/2011 10:29 AM, Neels J Hofmeyr wrote:
> It seems to me that excluding only those externals (dir & file) that are
> fixed to a specific revision is the best solution. My only worry are all
> those users out there expecting dir externals to be excluded always.
> That's why I'm asking: if I told everyone to place a specific revision in
> their externals definitions to be able to exclude them from commits, would
> that cause major havoc?

Major havoc? Perhaps not so much. But realize that we'd be telling folks
to make a versioned change to *their data* solely for the purpose of
preserving a behavior they have grown to expect already. We're not asking
them to tweak local configuration, or some process point -- we're asking
them to change their repository contents. That starts to feel (to me, at
least) like we've crossed a line we shouldn't cross.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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