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Re: externals - date instead of revision number?

From: Lutz Frommberger <Lutz.Frommberger_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2006-01-31 15:21:10 CET

Leon Zandman <lzandman@lode.nl> wrote:
> Yeah, ok. But if repositories get rebuilt from the ground up then the
> dates will also be different (and unusable), won't they?

No, the dates do not change.
> I have never used "svn update" with the date parameter, so I can't say
> anything about it. But I may have around 20 commits each day, so if I
> create an external that points to yesterday, which of the 20 commits I
> did yesterday will it use? The latest? Or the first? I think specifying
> it using a date is quite vague... But maybe I'm missing the point here?

You are right, that specifying the date _may_ be ambique, but in our
case (a common literature database) the danger is pretty low and easy
to detect if it ever should happen. "The day after the release" would
be the perfect choice here.

But back to the question: It is not implemented for svn:externals,


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