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Re: Questions about --pin-externals option

From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:55:01 +0000 (UTC)

On 2016-04-26, Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org> wrote:

> Externals /are/ nested working copies as far as the client is concerned.
> Sure nothing prevents you from using nested working copies that aren't
> tracked as externals, but you'll have to invent your own tooling for
> checkouts, updates, commits, etc.

Yea, I can't really imagine any advantage to the "non-externals"
method except you don't have the opportunaty to accidentally tag a
version with an externals link pointing to wherever_at_HEAD and then
check it out later and build something incorrectly without realizing
what happened.

Both approches require people to follow some new workflow rules, but
the externals route seems to require fewer.

Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! Didn't I buy a 1951
                                  at               Packard from you last March
                              gmail.com            in Cairo?
Received on 2016-04-26 22:55:27 CEST

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