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Re: some (other) questions about svn:externals

From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday_at_mindspring.com>
Date: 2005-09-05 01:52:00 CEST

On Sun, 4 Sep 2005, Scott Palmer wrote:

>
> 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.

so you're saying that the example above represents bad practice then?
if so, that should probably be mentioned in the book.

rday

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