[ofiwg] symlinks in git repos

Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) jsquyres at cisco.com
Sat Nov 24 19:18:55 PST 2018

My $0.02: git submodules are great in theory, but usually turn out to be somewhat complicated in execution.

Jason's example is probably the best one so far (i.e., foo.c is #include "../../...../foo.c")

> On Nov 22, 2018, at 11:57 AM, RIHANI, HAMZA <hamza.rihani at atos.net> wrote:
>> Subject: Re: [ofiwg] symlinks in git repos
>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 06:59:27PM +0000, Hefty, Sean wrote:
>>> With the merger of fabtests into libfabric, we're looking at code being shared
>> between the two.  One way of handling this is to use symlinks in fabtests to
>> reference files stored in the libfabric portion of the tree.
>>> This works wonderful... on Linux.  On Windows, not so much.  :/ Has
>>> anyone had any experience using symlinks or sharing files between
>>> different directories in git that works when building on Windows?
>>> So far, our best option appears to be maintaining actual copies of
>>> the files/code, and relying on some sort of script to ensure that
>>> they are kept in sync.
> Hello,
> You could use the -I option of the compiler and set the include path to where the
> header files are.
> Maybe also add an option in configure script (for instance "--libfabric-src") to control the
> path in case the header files are not in the default location.
> Hamza
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