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Re: how to check in a symlink?

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2004-04-04 18:15:54 CEST

On Sun, 2004-04-04 at 10:58, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Apr 2004, John Peacock wrote:
> > Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > > uh ... yeah, since that's a common complaint about CVS. i'm curious --
> > > how difficult is this? admittedly, i haven't thought about it very hard,
> > > but does supporting symlinks really represent a level of complexity that
> > > requires an actual "plan"?
> >
> > It is not trivial. Just the fact that Subversion is portable to operating
> > systems that do not natively support symlinks is but one difficulty. It will
> > probably require a schema change to store symlinks in the DB, as well as code in
> > the libsvn_wc library (one of the most complex) to handle it.
> ok, i feel suitably chastised. :-)

No need... it's a perfectly reasonable request--it's just not a high
priority for most Subversion developers right now, and it's going to
take a bit of work to get it Done Right.


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