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Re: some (other) questions about svn:externals

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-09-05 01:40:00 CEST

On 26-Aug-05, at 12:38 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> 2) regarding best practice, i note in the latest version of the book
> an example of externals:
>
> $ svn propget svn:externals calc
> third-party/sounds http://sounds.red-bean.com/repos
> third-party/skins ...
> third-party/skins/toolkit -r21 ...
>
> obviously, an external reference can represent a subdirectory multiple
> levels down, like in that last line. but i could swear i read
> somewhere that it's preferable to create the intermediate directories
> themselves and that externals should refer only to immediate
> subdirectories. am i just imagining this?

No, this is a very bad idea. On a Mac this will create directories
with the slash in the name. They will all be at the same level. The
problem here is that the path separator is not handled in a friendly
cross-platform way.

Scott

P.S. Sorry for the late reply.. I was on vacation far away from the
internet. :)

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