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Re: FS copy model

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2001-01-03 17:58:28 CET

> Note that a copy is still O(1) because we do the branching only on
> the top node of the copy, not a whole tree.

Sorry, I hadn't registered this when I wrote my last reply to your

I don't see the motivation for creating the properties if we only do
it at the top level of a copy; the "log" output in a file under the
copied directory still wouldn't be able to mention that the file was
copied at a particular point.

> I think this behavior would be good since it means we retain
> information about the copy that occurred. Without it, new nodes just
> "appear" but we lose the info about where they came from.

As Karl said, we don't lose any information either way. This is all
about how convenient it is to access the information. I don't see
what your scheme buys us since it only makes it convenient to access
the information under limited circumstances.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:19 2006

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