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Re: A word of warning (re: "transactions" and "revisions")

From: Glenn A. Thompson <gthompson_at_cdr.net>
Date: 2003-11-06 20:31:40 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 12:54, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>
>
>>For the purposes of the libsvn_fs API, the term "transaction" will no
>>longer be sufficient for discriminating between a committed Subversion
>>transaction and an uncommitted one. I am re-vamping the public FS api
>>to merge the access routes for revisions and uncommitted transactions
>>through the same functions (the "txn" ones). The simple fact of the
>>matter is that there is no difference between a "revision" and a
>>"committed transaction", so we are no longer going to pretend
>>otherwise with our APIs.
>>
>>
>
>In other words, we've always defined "revision" and "transaction" as
>mutually exclusive terms -- a tree is either one or the other.
>
>Now we're publically redefining the word "transaction" to be a
>*superset* of the definition of "revision." That is, all trees are
>transactions. Some of them just happen to be revisions.
>
>

Could you give an example of a particular function being merged into the
"txn" version.

thanks,
gat

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