Externals and peg revisions

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at red-bean.com
Thu Sep 4 00:39:25 CDT 2008

Blair Zajac wrote:
> Hey guys,
> You may want to add a note on the differences between the new and old
> style externals with respect to peg revisions.
> Unlike the rest of our URLs, old style externals with a -r use the -r
> value as the peg value.  This is needed, otherwise externals to deleted
> items would not work.
> With new style externals, the peg URL is HEAD unless it is specified in
> the URL, so it can be confusing where the external won't work if you
> change it from an old to a new style just be rearranging the elements.
> For example, the first three here work:
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/subversion/mod_dav_svn/static@31014
> foo
> foo2 -r 31014
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/subversion/mod_dav_svn/static
> -r 31014
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/subversion/mod_dav_svn/static@31014
> foo3
> But this one fails:
> -r 31014
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/subversion/mod_dav_svn/static foo4
> I spent a while on this wondering why some new code for the file
> externals features wasn't working :)

Got patch?  Pretty please?  With Fitz in a bikini on top?

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at red-bean.com> | http://cmpilato.blogspot.com/

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