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Re: svn_load_dirs.pl on win32

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-24 21:13:47 CET

On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 14:07, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> FYI, it really should be included with the client code -- if it is
> documented in the manual as an essential utility, it isn't really
> optional software any more. :)

Well, if you ask me, I don't think it's 'essential' anymore, just
something that's very nice. That's just my opinion.

Once upon a time, it was absolutely critical that imported vendor trees
be "related" to each other in the svn repository. If not, then 'svn
merge' wouldn't work well when comparing the trees. That's why Blair
wrote svn_load_dirs.pl: to forcibly create relationships between the
vendor trees.

But nowadays you could simply 'svn import' two vendor trees, and then
run 'svn merge --ignore-ancestry'. You'll end up with a bunch of local
mods to your working copy that are extremely similar to what you get
when you run 'svn merge' onto "related" vendor trees.

(Anyway, svn_load_dirs.pl *is* included in the tarball, along with
zillions of other tools. They all live in the same tree. If the binary
packager volunteers forget to include the script, then we should point
that out to them.)

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