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RE: Externals in 1.6 - backslashes are prohibited

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 10:15:15 -0400

> 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 not quite sure how this would work. How is svn supposed to know what version you were running when your external was created.

I think on the svn list someone had writting a script to go through all the externals and modify the backslashes to wacks.

BOb

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