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Re: Inherited Properties Discussion document

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-07-22 04:18:04 CEST

On Sun, 2004-07-18 at 21:31, John Peacock wrote:
> Attached please find some preliminary notes documenting my current thinking on
> inherited properties (iprops). I'd like to meet some time at OSCON to discuss
> this with any interested parties. I'm sure I've missed some obvious
> considerations, but I think my ego is strong enough to sustain the inevitable
> criticism. ;)

(1) You don't seem to have provided a way to override an iprop value
with no value, only with a different value.

(2) This in-filesystem notion of iprops seems to create a number of
problems, as you've mentioned. I'll suggest a poor-man's alternative,
which is to take the notion of auto-props and move it from the client
config file to an svn: property contained on directories. (The
auto-props property would itself be copied verbatim to newly created
subdirectories, so that it can apply to a whole tree of new files.)

What you wouldn't get is the ability to efficiently change an inherited
property on a whole subtree by changing it at the root of the tree. But
I don't know if that's really needed.

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