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Re: using multi-level directories in "svn:externals"?

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-09-09 14:53:22 CEST

On 8-Sep-05, at 4:51 PM, Joshua Varner wrote:

> On 9/8/05, Scott Palmer <scott.palmer@2connected.org> wrote:
>
>> On 8-Sep-05, at 6:39 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>> perhaps i missed it -- did we ever resolve the alleged issue of
>>> multi-level directory names in "svn:externals" doing bad things on
>>> macs?
>>>
>>> and whether multi-level directory entries were, in fact, what one
>>> would call best programming practise in the first place? or did it
>>> make more sense to always have svn:externals refer to a local
>>> directory. just curious.
>>>
>>
>> I can confirm that using Windows style path separators in the
>> svn:externals directly names, does what you would expect/want on
>> Windows, but on a Mac the folders are created at a single level with
>> the backslash character in the name of the directory itself. For
>> that reason I don't like putting multiple levels in a single
>> externals definition.
>>
>> What I haven't tried is if the standard unix path separator works as
>> expected when you check out on Windows.
>>
>>
>
> It doesn't look like there is an issue for this. Should one be added.

I don't know. Is it a bug? What if I'm a bit twisted and I WANT a
backslash in my path name on a Mac?

Scott

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