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Re: revision numbering (was: Re: Multiple projects in one repository!)

From: Glenn A. Thompson <gthompson_at_cdr.net>
Date: 2002-05-03 20:03:47 CEST

Greg Stein wrote:

> On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 12:16:02PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > Well, that's kind of the point. Once we have a real SQL table or
> > somesuch in our filesystem back end, then the revision "names" don't
> > become so important. All revisions have datestamp properties attached
> > to them. As long as we are always able to sort our revisions table by
> > date, we'll have a well-ordered time machine. The revision names
> > become irrelevant.
>
> Actually, when we move to a SQL backend, I suspect that on some
> implementations, we might end up with holes in the revision numbers. For
> example, if we use an auto sequence to generate revision numbers *and*
> transaction numbers, then you'll definitely have holes as most transactions
> aren't actually committed

Ahh Yes, and Oracle caches sequences. So you tend to lose some anyway.

>

>
>
> Cheers,
> -g
>
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
>
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