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Re: [rfc]Checkout without the .svn Directories

From: Steve Greenland <steveg_at_lsli.com>
Date: 2004-12-09 00:23:57 CET

This is sort of topic, but I feel a need to comment:

On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 12:11:26PM -0500, Matthias Julius wrote:
> Another good reason for larger projects to avoid a full export is that
> after the export make (or other tools) can not know what files have
> changed and you have to rebuild the whole thing just because one
> file has been modified.

That's not necessarily a bad thing. If this is a developer tree, then
you should be using checkout, not export, and so this is not an issue.
So I'm going to guess that this is your autobuild/integration/snapshot
tree. In that case, you *do* want to build it from scratch every time.
Large projects tend to use recursive makes, and recursive makes often
have incomplete dependency graphs (because maintaining the complete
graph is basically impossible), and therefore building from scratch is
the only way to determine that you have a completely consistent build.


"Outlook not so good." That magic 8-ball knows everything! I'll ask
about Exchange Server next.
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