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Re: Change #3: New "WC" properties.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.collab.net>
Date: 2001-01-23 17:03:24 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 11:17:20PM +0100, Branko Cibej wrote:
> > Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> >
> > > Note: this is the only editor change that *truly* has nothing to
> > > do with "describing a tree change", which should make all of us
> > > raise our collective eyebrows suspiciously. However, I don't think
> > > the "plug n' play" vision of editors is lost here, although we're
> > > skirting the near the line.
> >
> > One question comes to mind: what about clients that /don't/ use a
> > working copy? Kevin's versionable fileystem would be one.
> What about them?

By definition, any "layer" that implements an editor must have a
filesystem of *some* kind. (Even an XML file counts as some kind of
filesystem, right?)

Therefore if WC properties are received by an editor, we know that the
editor will be able to store them somehow. And if this layer needs to
drive an editor, it can retrieve them as well.

The name is misleading here -- we're calling them "WC" properties, but
that doesn't mean you need a working copy. It just means that they're
properties that belong to the RA layer, and don't exist in the
repository. We originally called them "local" properties, but we
thought "WC" properties was clearer. Maybe not. :)
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