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Re: Comments in svn:externals

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:16:38 -0400

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 12:02, BRM <bm_witness_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm using svn:externals to link some libraries stored in one section of the repository to projects that use them.
> In marking releases, I mark a release of the library and project that uses it; and then update the project's tag to use the tag URL for the library to make it clear which version of the library is being used.[1]
> To make the update, I am copying the lines and updating them to the new location.
> I would like to be able to save the original lines as a comment stored in the URL.
>
> While I am using a more recent client (anywhere from 1.4.6 to the latest 1.6.x), the server is SVN 1.4.2 under Apache2/WebDAV.
>
> Is there some way I can turn a line into a comment?
>
> I tried prepending a pound (#) but that didn't seem to work.
> I couldn't find anything in the SVN book, or a quick google search.
> If this is not supported, I think it would make a good feature to add.

A comment doesn't seem like appropriate data to be storing with an
external definition. Why not enter it as part of the log message when
you commit the change to the property?

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