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Re: CVS update: subversion/subversion/tests-common svn_test_editor.c

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_zwingli.cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-02-01 23:56:30 CET

Karl Fogel <kfogel@galois.collab.net> writes:
> Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> > Note that it doesn't actually help much to finish up directories as
> > soon as possible. If postfix deltas are being used, then all the
> > directories with changed files are going to be tied up until almost
> > the end of the edit.
> Sure, it helps directories finish up as soon as possible, and in fact
> that's exactly how the update editor works now. When the driver calls
> close_file() on the last open file in a directory D, then D will get
> closed at that time, no matter how many other open file batons there
> are.

Karl dropped a bit here:

Greg said that it's not important to close directories soon --- an
assertion about what goals are worthwhile.

Karl thought Greg said that reference counting(?) doesn't help one
close directories earlier --- an assertion of whether a structure is
helpful in attaining a goal.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:21 2006

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