Previously Godefroid Chapelle wrote:
> Tres Seaver wrote:
> 
> > 
> > As an aside / vent:  the reason for the now-removed EXTERNALS.txt files
> > was to keep the canonical information about the externals in a diffable
> > file:  why subversion can't do a proper diff on its own line-oriented
> > property is beyond me.  Another benefit of an EXTERNALS.txt file was
> > that it could be inspected in the web view of a directory, which isn't
> > true for the svn:externals property itself.
> > 
> > 
> > Tres.
> 
> I want to support this. The noise made by keeping EXTERNALS.txt in svn 
> is very low compared to the signal it provides.

I don't. EXTERNALS.txt is only useful if your tools suck. There are
perfectly capable svn commit mailers and web browsers that show
property changes correctly.

Wichert.

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http://www.wiggy.net/                   It is hard to make things simple.
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