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Re: how to check in a symlink?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-04-05 21:17:37 CEST

Stephen Warren wrote:

> Ah. You're talking about porting an existing, say Unix, application to
> Windows, where that application's current source directory structure uses
> symlinks.

What I'm saying is that is the one place I am aware that symlinks are frequently
used (Unix source) which doesn't map to Windows all that well. There could be
others (common include files for webservers which don't support some form of
global includes) that I haven't thought of yet.

I haven't seen a lot of discussion about what use case versioning symlinks
really supports. I can definitely see having links _within_ the repository, so
that the use of svn:externals would really only be needed for external files to
a given repository. But I have no idea why you would want to version filesystem
symlinks in the repository. Better to have the Makefile recreate the symlinks
(copies on Windows) before building...


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