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Re: CVS update: subversion/subversion/libsvn_wc README

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-09-07 17:59:02 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > + (kff todo: seems better to use "SVN/tmp/iota" in the first
> > + pending line than "SVN/tmp/SVN/text-base/iota", but...
> > + thoughts?)
>
> It would be nice to keep the dir structure as flat as possible. Makes it a
> bit easier to grep thru files and whatnot.
>
> You *do* control the namespace in there, so it should not be difficult to
> keep files from conflicting. Your prior checkin's point about SVN files not
> containing a "." means that you can create a file such as
> "tmp.SVN.text-base.iota" and be confident that it won't conflict (IOW, you
> could use "." as a separator rather than using subdirs).

True, but... we're talking about temporary files that are only left
around if something went wrong. When that happens, I'd much prefer to
be able to say "If there's something in tmp/SVN/, then..." or
whatever, rather than "If a file tmp.* exists, then..."

Grepping through them would be rare anyway. To make grepping slightly
easier in exchange for overall organization becoming slightly less
clear (i.e., less reflective of the parent dir's organization, IMHO
anyway) seems not much of a gain.

As you imply, 6 o' one, half-dozen o' the other, though.

-K
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:07 2006

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