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RE: RE: Symlinks on Win32...

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-01-31 21:09:44 CET

"Duke Tantiprasut" <duke@resolve-systems.com> wrote on 01/31/2006 02:58:17

> > But in David's example he is running svn st from within the
> > /foo folder of his working copy. The Subversion code would
> > not even know that /bar existed without doing a ton of work
> > that it does not have to do today.
> Yeah. That's why I think it may be a lot easier to restrict repository
> symlinks to just directories to start of with. Essentially the symlink
> directory that is checked out would contain the normal .svn dir and
> behave as if you checked out the orginal directory manually.

OK, but that is what svn:externals already provides. There has been talk
about enhancing the feature to better handle the case where it is pointing
to a folder in the same repository. If these enhancements were
implemented it would have the potential to remove several of the drawbacks
to the current svn:externals feature.

This issue does a good job summing up most of the current ideas:



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