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From Stefan Sperling <s...@elego.de>
Subject Re: pin externals when creating a copy from specific revision
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:45:20 GMT
On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 08:33:26PM +0100, Stefan Kueng wrote:
> My usual use case for creating a copy not from HEAD but an earlier revision
> is when I forgot to create a tag, and there have already been other commits
> done after making the release.
> So in that situation, it would be wrong to pin the externals (those pointing
> to the same repository) to HEAD but those should be pinned to the revision
> I'm creating the tag from.
> Checking out that tag then would work as I expect - if the externals were
> pinned to HEAD, the project might not compile.

I would argue that these are special circumstances where you can edit
svn:externals props in the copy after creating it, rather than expecting
this use case to apply to everyone.

It's best to have pinning behave consistently across all externals.

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