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Re: Changing the "native" newline mode

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 01:43:13 +0100

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 07:31:07PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 6:47 PM, Mark Mielke <mark_at_mark.mielke.cc> wrote:
> > Heck, if one can ask the server for missing pristine copies - why not treat
> > it like a "least recently used" cache, where users can cap the shared
> > pristine copy to a certain size, and it will download the missing pristine
> > copies as required when it needs them, rather than always keeping everything
> > local?
>
> Putting aside shared data, being able to tell Subversion to go back to
> CVS's "download the prestine copy as needed" behavior (eg. a
> "svn:no-cache" property) would be extremely useful. For large
> compressed binaries (eg. .ogg files, the bulk of my large data),
> binary diffs are utterly useless, so the benefits of the prestine
> files around are mostly lost (except for, off-hand, svn revert). For
> me, this would solve the prestine-overhead problem completely. If you
> have many gigs of data that *can* be diffed, however, it obviously
> wouldn't be as effective for you as shared prestine data would be.

Making the pristine store optional should be easy and I've seen
this mentioned before:
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=525#desc19

> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 7:14 PM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> > As I said, I don't expect pristines to clean up themselves.
>
> Sorry; if you said that, I missed it and can't find it.

I was not explicit about it in my first reply. It was between the lines,
and in my head :)

> > But if it's not a design goal, then there's no point in complaining
> > when the feature goes away. Either the feature is part of the design
> > or it isn't.
>
> It's a use case that's always been handled by SVN and CVS. When you
> have a feature that's been supported for that long, which real users
> expect to be able to do, then it's an oversight in the design if it
> doesn't mention it. That doesn't make it any less of a real use case
> whose support is disappearing. (Fortunately, it's a relatively minor
> use case; I'll survive.)

I agree that, in general, it sucks if something suddenly stops working.
And I also think people missing this feature will survive.

Stefan
Received on 2010-02-15 01:43:52 CET

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