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RE: Re: Atomic updates

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2005-11-23 20:27:49 CET

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> 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.

So, what's the correct mechanism for maintaining intra repository

And, why does the section in the book on Externals Definitions
(http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.advanced.externals.html) use
intra-repository references as its very first example? ("For example,
you may want different subdirectories to come from different locations
in a repository...")


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