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Re: More questions

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:38:36 +0200

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 02:32:53PM -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2011, at 08:15, Richard Cavell wrote:
> > 1. Is using externals a good idea?
> >
> > I've been told that it's generally a bad idea, and it feels to me like a bad idea, since it obfuscates what's going on in the repo. Is it often done for professional projects?
> Using *file* externals might be considered to be a bad idea, due to
> the many peculiar behaviors and missing features they have when
> compared to traditional directory externals. I've made a mental note
> that I won't be using file externals. Directory externals are fine
> though if you know what you're doing, and I've used them in a few
> projects.

I've got some good news: You can start using file externals in 1.7 again.
The weird issues they had have been fixed.
Received on 2011-06-15 21:39:16 CEST

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