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Re: How to change paths on an external file without a full update --depth infinity?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:49:38 -0500

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 4:23 PM, <dlellis_at_rockwellcollins.com> wrote:
> Now, in our case, we do stuff for aircraft,... wouldn't it be nice to
> maintain living pedigrees with all similar models of aircraft? Fix an issue
> in one place and advertise it to all the others. File externals give you
> this. It fits very well into the embedded safety critical world in the
> "don't touch that code unless you have to" and "let's fix it once".
> Refactoring code in this world just can't happen as often as you'd like (its
> also a chance to reinject bugs).
> Hope this helps!

So the point is to intentionally pull the HEAD revision of a whole
bunch of files together where each is located arbitrarily and can
change independently? I guess that's about the opposite of the way I
think of version control, so I can't suggest anything else. Are
there enough different 'top level' collections or a fast enough change
that you can't simply copy the right files into place instead of
having external references there?

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2013-08-14 23:50:12 CEST

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