[Developers] why use symlinks in arrangements directory
jthorn at aei.mpg.de
Thu Apr 21 09:17:31 CDT 2005
On Thu, 21 Apr 2005, Thomas Radke wrote:
| Again, by switching the symlinks before a compile, I can control which
| version I use.
> just out of curiosity: how do you keep track of which version of a certain
> thorn was compiled into a configuration when you change symlinks afterwards ?
I have to remember it. :)
> Isn't that bound to cause confusion ?
Yes, if I am not careful. :)
In practice there are usually only a few thorns in my 'working set',
so it's not a problem.
If I wanted to be fancier, I could have each thorn for which I keep
multiple versions announce itself via a unique banner printed on startup
(maybe just the absolute pathname from getcwd(3)).
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