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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

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


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