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Re: RQ: svn:cat property

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-04 04:39:14 CEST

Flex <flex@datecs.bg> writes:

> Hi gang,
>
>
> While waiting for
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=823
>
> which may take veeery long time can you do something instead... The
> problem that requires single file externals (an example):
>
> Library: --Source1.c --Source2.c --Source3.c --... --Library.h
>
> App: --Source1.c
>
> In this case Library is some closed source lib, while the App is the
> example sent to the users. This example needs Library.h. So making
> svn:externals to the whole library is not an option, and rearranging
> some of the files in the Library project is sometimes impossible,
> sometimes not desirable.
>
> There is now a "workaround" for this - svn cat but it is weak
> workaround. I'm not speaking of the files get are not versioned, but
> the the fact that you have to manually do x times "svn cat" after
> checkout to get the project fully operational. In the case of a single
> project with single developer... well this may work, but if some
> colleague has to check out the project he'll end up with missing
> files. And if there are lot of projects...
>
> I'm asking for second workaround, something that will probably be made
> with ease - adding svn:cat as a folder property, just like the
> svn:externals but for single files. So the project will be checked out
> with ease. There is only one limitation to this way - files are not
> versioned but this will not change until 823 and I can live with that.

I understand the request, but I personally would be opposed to adding
such a workaround feature, since we'd have to support it forever, even
after the deficiency that made it necessary has long been fixed.

Other developers might feel differently; I'm speaking only for myself.

Best,
-Karl

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