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Re: svn:externals and revisions

From: Andy Peters <devel_at_latke.net>
Date: 2005-06-28 22:18:46 CEST

John Peacock writes:

> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> 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
>> It could, but there's reason to assume that just because two projects
> ^no
>> share a repository that they also share the likes of API compatibility
>> and such.
> ...
>> Rather than introduce conditional behavior, let's keep things simple and
>> educate the users.
> Yes, document best practices (using explicit revisions or branches for
> svn:externals) rather than make the code too smart for its own good...

Seems to me that you should always use a tagged (or otherwise
known-not-to-change) external "module" ... this way, your builds of your own
code aren't done against a moving target.


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