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From Branko ─îibej <br...@e-reka.si>
Subject Re: EXTERNALS table -- good or bad?
Date Sat, 08 Oct 2011 15:20:26 GMT

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On 06.10.2011 22:28, Neels J Hofmeyr wrote:
> This table is / would be very useful if one tries to find all externals
> defined or checked out in a given subtree, without having to first find and
> then parse all externals skels.
>
> But in fact it is little more than a cache for svn:externals props. It
> duplicates information in a way. But it adds the knowledge of exactly which
> repository and relpath an external is from (stores URLs in repos-root and
> repos-relpath, readily parsed from the various formats found in
> svn:externals definitions).

Answer's simple: never store the svn:externals property with the other
props, always parse it into and read it from the EXTERNALS table. After
all, it /is/ a magic property. This can be a completely wc-local
implementation-specific thing.

- -- Brane

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