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RE: externals question/suggestion

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2006-09-14 16:12:54 CEST

Anders Norman wrote:
> That is true, but I wouldn't want all my users to manually go through
> this extra step. Also, when doing maintenance development on old
> projects, one may have forgotten all the manual steps it took to
> acquire the source code. One should only do:
> svn co svn://svn/repos/project_a/trunk
> make
> But thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't thought of that :-)

You could write a wrapper script to do the checkout and switch.

As another thought, could you set the make file to switch the directory
appropriately? I've never done much with creating make files, so I
don't know what is and is not possible, but it should work--and svn
switch on an already switched directory (as I understand it) doesn't do
anything, so after the first make, you shouldn't see any slowdown.


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