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From Ben Reser <>
Subject Re: How to change paths on an external file without a full update --depth infinity?
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:38:27 GMT
On 8/14/13 12:04 PM, wrote:
> Kevin M Radke/CedarRapids/RockwellCollins wrote on 08/14/2013 11:52:44 AM:
>> wrote on 08/14/2013 01:13:52 PM:
> We're ok with _some_ performance cost.  Also, it might be valuable to
> the SVN community to understand other use cases when they make
> architectural decisions.  I'm not sure its technically impossible to
> combine all the external requests by directory into a single
> transaction.  Let's ask the community and developers what they think.

I think file externals is considered by a number of developers as a
mistake.  Based on what I've read so far in this thread I think you're
crazy for using so many of them.

I think the long term desire is to replace file externals pointing
within the same repository with something similar to a symbolic link.
But doing that requires repository storage changes that aren't going to
happen quickly.  If we had something like that you should get the same
results without the performance issues.

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