[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: Local repository access

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-02-28 20:16:50 CET

Karl Fogel <kfogel@galois.ch.collab.net> writes:

> > I realize local repository access has been relegated to a lower
> > priority, but I wonder why even create it at all. It seems to me that
> > it makes two access paths to the repository resulting in more work and
> > more possibility of corrupted data.
> Efficiency and debuggability. [...]
> The extra work is not very great, as the code path for local access is
> extremely short.

Also, I should add: if you're just a lone user who wants to version
some small, private thing on your personal machine (say, your /etc
dir), do you *really* want the overhead of installing Apache and
mod_dav? It's like swatting a fly with a Buick.

This "simple" scenario is the most common use-case for tools like RCS
and SCCS. Newbies still use CVS to scratch this itch, though. Why?
Because CVS handles this use-case with just as little overhead as the
older tools. I believe, therefore, that Subversion should handle this
use-case just as efficiently.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:23 2006

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Dev mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.