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Re: working copy storage for RA properties

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2000-12-05 01:03:24 CET

> And yah... "theoretical" configurations could certainly want to
> refer to an individual file, but ... blarg. Theoretical.

We might even have a desire to support per-version configurations.
Say we wanted our own branch of APR, without bothering the people who
maintain the APR repository. Files and directories we've modified in
the apr-subversion hierarchy would have a normal node for the head
revision, but when you ascend the ancestor chain far enough you get a
configuration node pointing into the apr repository.

Yeah, this sounds really confusing at the implementation level, but at
the UI level I think it just translates into capability were you'd
normally expect it. Consider what happens when you have a regular
directory configuration node for "apr" in the subversion repository
and someone tries to branch it--if all we have is per-directory or
per-dirent configurations, we'll have to fail out.

(Incidentally, I'm not totally sold on the term "configuration." I
don't think it's very intuitive. But I don't have a better term and
Branko has been using it that way and the term seems to have some
prior acceptance, so I'll use it in conversation for now.)
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