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Re: Atomic updates

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-23 19:43:38 CET

On 11/23/05, Scott Palmer <scott.palmer@2connected.org> wrote:
> On 23-Nov-05, at 5:22 AM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> >
> >> Does it have any other advantage than guaranteeing that you will not
> >> get a mix of files from different svn revnums because HEAD changed
> >> while you performed the update in several steps?
> >
> > NO NO NO!!!!!
> >
> > Please don't suggest that's possible with Subversion! That's a problem
> > with CVS which we have solved!
> NO NO NO you haven't... if you use svn:externals to include shared
> code into your project working copy like many of us do.

Yes, we have. Externals (as the name suggests) are not meant for
maintaining intra repository references. Yes, I know lots of you use
them for it, but it's not part of their design goal and - not
surprisingly - they don't completely fit the purpose.


Received on Wed Nov 23 19:52:45 2005

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