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From "Alexey Varlamov" <alexey.v.varla...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Breaking the build again (was Re: [announce] new DRLVM build system came into force)
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2008 09:52:23 GMT
> I have a natural aversion to svn:externals since it messes up the SVN
> version control.  When you copy a resource with an externals property to
> a new branch, the branch has a copy of the property (not what it points
> to).  This makes it too easy to modify the HEAD when you think you are
> working on a branch, and makes the branch mutable from the HEAD.

The SVN manual covers this issue; they say "commit" command
specifically ignores external subdirectories unless they are
explicitly pointed.
BTW similar issue may happen in a "mixed" workspace with
subdirectories switched to different branches.


> Regards,
> Tim

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