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

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian_at_collab.net>
Date: 2000-08-23 06:56:36 CEST

On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, Wilfredo S[iso-8859-1] �nchez wrote:
> Sure, I've made that argument, in fact; but it does go both ways. The
> editor owns that data, and CVS is dropping turds into someone else's data.
> You're just assuming that because it's a directory, that this can be gotten
> away with, and usually, you are correct. But should these tools really
> copy whatever junk happens to magically appear into their bundles? Not
> really; you get .nfs9834876 turds from some NFS clients, for example,
> which you certainly don't want to keep around, etc. So it's not so simple.

IMHO, the .nfs turds are just that - meaningless to the user - whereas
what's in CVS or SVN directories is actually meaningful metadata. That
seems like a significant difference.

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