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Re: Doing svn checkouts on top of svn checkouts?????

From: Geoff Hoffman <ghoffman_at_cardinalpath.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:05:33 -0700

Oh, I completely agree -- in the vast majority of cases you definitely want
to avoid doing it. I'm just explaining why it doesn't throw errors at you.

Cheers -

(This list is reply-above isn't it?)

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM, Geoff Hoffman
> <ghoffman_at_cardinalpath.com> wrote:
> > This is a feature, yes. Subversion does allow your working copy to point
> to
> >> 1 svn path.
> > Sounds a lot like when you use svn:externals. This may be the more
> > "standard" way of achieving what you're talking about.
> > If you change code in [yourstuff] and [stuff pointing back to external's
> > home] then when you commit (in NetBeans anyway) it will show you a
> warning
> > about committing to multiple branches.
> > You can also svn update a specific file/dir to a specific (older,
> non-HEAD)
> > revision, though I've rarely if ever done this.
> >
> > HTH-
> I've not seen it documented anywhere. Frankly, I think it's very
> dangerous due to potential conflicts with accidentally left behind
> material, especially if "svn:ignore" is used.
Received on 2011-07-12 04:06:11 CEST

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