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Re: Sparse Directories vs Externals

From: Steinar Bang <sb_at_dod.no>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 07:46:30 +0100

>>>>> Mark Eichin <eichin_at_gmail.com>:

> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 11:40 AM, void pointer <rcdailey_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here is a quote from my co-worker in response to me asking "Why do you feel
>> externals are so bad?":

>>> Because relative externals are only relative to the repository. They still
>>> need to be hand modified in order to branch or tag properly.

> Only if you use ^/ and *make* them that way. Using ../ paths works
> just fine with branches or tags (it needs changing if you reorganize
> your tree, of course.) We used to use a "fix-svn-externals" script
> when we branched - once we went to 1.5 we ran it one last time and had
> it make them all relative, haven't needed to touch them since.

But this means that the external references of a tagged version, would
point to the same "engine" as the version is was tagged from, doesn't
it?

My guess is that he would like to tag the "engine" with the "engine
user"...?

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