Re: [vote] pin-externals branch to trunk
From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 12:25:01 +0000
Stefan Sperling wrote:
This proposed log message seems to contain the documentation of the feature. Can we put the documentation somewhere more widely accessible?
- in the book?
or at least document it here in email to begin with and then it can be copied into such a place.
On the branch this help text now says:
--pin-externals : pin externals with no explicit revision to their
Would this be slightly better?
pin each external with no explicit revision to the
> This feature makes the svncopy.pl contrib script unnecessary.
Perhaps now adjust svncopy.pl's help text to mention that its '--pin-externals' option is similar to 'svn copy --pin-externals'?
To be clear, this makes the use of svncopy.pl unnecessary for this purpose. There is another mode of svncopy -- 'svncopy --update-externals' -- which rewrites absolute externals that point within the copied subtree, which is largely obsolete since relative externals were introduced, but which is not directly replaced by this new feature.
> Externals are "pinned" by adding a peg revision to the external's
Could you expand this to mention both peg rev and operative rev, and both the old and new formats? For deciding whether the external
When we change the
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