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Re: pin externals when creating a copy from specific revision

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:04:05 +0000

Stefan Kueng wrote:
> On 16.02.2015 20:39, Stefan Sperling wrote:
>> In general, externals point at different repositories. [...]
>> An intra-repository external (and especially
>> a configuration where all externals come from the same repository) is a special
>> case where I don't think it is wise to make pinning behave any differently.
> I don't think that intra-repository externals are really that special. [...]

Just to make sure the terminology is clear: the phrase "special case" has a specific meaning, and is in contrast to "general case". The general case is that externals point to <some URL>. When <some URL> equals <this repository's URL> that's called a special case, meaning it's a subset of all the possibilities. It does not imply the case is unusual.

- Julian
Received on 2015-02-17 00:07:03 CET

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