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RE: Externals in 1.6 - backslashes are prohibited

From: Anton V. Kravtsov <ka5_at_ukr.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 07:33:13 -0700 (PDT)

> 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 suppose, the format of an external is known at the moment of a checkout: it is either old-fashioned "path url", or new-fashioned "url path".
If it is old-fashioned, just treat a backslash as a directories separator.
I don't know the internals of svn, but it should be simple in the implementation :)

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

Yes, the script would help.
I hope, we don't have old repositories with read-only access :)

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