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Re: Externals in 1.6 - backslashes are prohibited

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:55:42 -0400

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 09:48, Anton V. Kravtsov <ka5_at_ukrpost.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> The advice to replace backslashes '\' with forward slashes '/' for "nested externals" is fine for on-going developments, but our repository has hundreds of Tags using backslashes for "nested externals", like:
>
> Source -r 12345 https://svn.xxx.xxx/Repo/Source
> Source\SubProj -r 12345 https://svn.xxx.xxx/ExtraRepo/SubProj
>
> And now they are all broken. It is a disaster! :(
>
> I propose to allow usage of backslashes '\' for old-formatted externals (dir url).
> It is a matter of backward compatibility.
> And it surprised me much that such compatibility wasn't preserved :(
>
> Is it possible to fix this behavior in the nearest future version of TortoiseSVN?
> I didn't check the behavior in 1.6.6, but in 1.6.5 and 1.6.4 the compatibility is broken.

I'm pretty sure you'll have to lobby for this on the Subversion
mailing list; externals are handled by the Subversion library.

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