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Re: svn:externals and revisions

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-28 21:39:01 CEST

kfogel@collab.net writes:

> Couldn't the svn:externals code detect when an external subdir is from
> the same repository as its parent, so that
> $ svn up -rN
> would update both the parent and the svn:external subdir to N in that
> case? And in the not-same case, it would update the parent to N and
> the external to HEAD, as it does now, of course.

It could, but there's reason to assume that just because two projects
share a repository that they also share the likes of API compatibility
and such. That is, just because the APR team tweaks some APIs in
their /trunk doesn't mean that the Apache HTTP Server guys have
changed HTTP Server to track those API changes yet. Rather than
introduce conditional behavior, let's keep things simple and educate
the users.

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