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Re: SVN, .SVN, and other meta-data directorys

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap_at_eros-os.org>
Date: 2000-08-13 18:47:01 CEST

I think we are reacting to different experiences, and in consequence
optimizing for different things. I understand that copying directory trees
is very convenient. I've been known to do it myself when I couldn't commit a
work in progress.

That said, my personal opinion is that build errors are the work of the
devil, and that the main reason I have found directory copies useful is
inadequate local branch support. Space permitting, it's definitely better to
copy the whole project tree. My conjecture is that the combination of
falling cost of disk and adequate local branch support directory copies
become unnecessary.

It will be interesting to learn if this plays out. As I said in my earlier
mail, I'm not entirely convinced that my metadata design is a good one.

Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:06 2006

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