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RFC: SvnQL

From: Shlomi Fish <shlomif_at_iglu.org.il>
Date: 2006-07-10 20:57:22 CEST

I just had a very nice idea, after adding 1 and 1 together. Now, SvnQL is SQL
with a Subversion. It's not Subversion with an SQL backend, which is planned
for future releases, but otherwise act on a non-subversion database.

Now what SvnQL does is implement an SQL database with an svn backend. As we
can understand one can implement a simple database on top of a filesystem
where directories are tables or indices, files are rows, etc. We can do it
above Subversion too and then get a versioning (history, branching and
tagging) for free.

Now what SvnQL will do would be to implement an entire SQL language on top of
a Subversion filesystem or RA backend. Obviously this will require some work,
but it sounds like a wickedly cool idea to me.

What do you think of it? Are any people working on implementing such a thing
for Subversion or any other VCS?

Regards,

        Shlomi Fish

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