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Re: Error parsing svn:externals

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-11 18:26:39 CET

On Nov 11, 2004, at 10:37 AM, Reinhard Brandstädter wrote:

> On Thursday 11 November 2004 16:01, you wrote:
>> 'svn:externals' is something wholly interpreted by an svn client, used
>> to construct composite working copies. The repository itself has no
>> 'symlink' feature, either between directories or other repositories.
>> So I don't think there's any way to achieve what you want.
> just an idea...but i didn't expect it to work anyways.
> But if a svn client like TortoiseSVN can resolve the externals def

TortoiseSVN interprets svn:externals properties because that feature is
inherent in the svn client library. All "clients" do it. TortoiseSVN
didn't have to do a thing to make it happen.

It sounds like you're talking about writing a server-side web-browsing
tool, like ViewCVS, which reads the repository directly and interprets
the external properties, creating "virtual" views of project trees.
Right? That would work, definitely.

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