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Re: how to check in a symlink?

From: Jeff Bowden <jlb_at_houseofdistraction.com>
Date: 2004-04-05 20:46:02 CEST

John Peacock wrote:

> Jeff Bowden wrote:
>> Exactly. Why would you want to check out a project with symlinks on a
>> platform that doesn't support them anyway? Punting on Windows seems
>> like the right solution.
> Why would you use a symlink in the first place?
> [HINT: it may be required to compile a sub-library]

And what would be the point of checking it out on windows if it won't
build without the symlink?

It seems to me like there's 3 possibilities for symlinks in subversion:

   1. Not supported (status quo)
   2. Punt on Windows (i.e. warning or error message)
   3. Heroic effort to implement them in some fashion on Windows

I'm just hoping that symlink support isn't waiting for a solution to #3
because it seems like that would be a lot more work for not much benefit.

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