[darcs-users] New argument for symlink support

Trent W. Buck twb at cybersource.com.au
Fri Dec 4 03:30:18 UTC 2009

Henrik Hjelte <henrik at evahjelte.com> writes:

> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 3:54 AM, Trent W. Buck <twb at cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>> Henrik Hjelte <henrik at evahjelte.com> writes:
>>> The absence of symlink-support makes it impossible to migrate a lot of
>>> repositories to darcs from other revision control systems. Adding a
>>> script that manages symlinks (like update-symlinks.sh) script is not a
>>> solution for that.
>> Why isn't it a solution?
> I was merely pointing out this use-case: The user want an easy way to
> migrate to darcs from git/subversion/?. He or she want to preserve the
> information that exists regarding symlinks.

My point was chiefly that if a VCS doesn't implement a kind of metadata
internally, you can always implement it externally via hooks and a text
file.  If you set that up, your organization could migrate symlinkful
repos to Darcs without issue *right now*, and worry about Darcs growing
proper support for symlinks later.

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