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Re: The /. article

From: Zack Weinberg <zack_at_codesourcery.com>
Date: 2002-02-06 02:51:48 CET

On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 08:26:03PM -0800, Tom Lord wrote:
> I find it bizzare that "uses a database" would be considered a
> universally negative point by Tom, for example.
> It's simpler to implement, administer, write other tools for, inspect,
> grok...

I would point out that it is quite difficult to implement an atomic
transaction model on top of bare Unix filesystem primitives, and even
harder on Windows due to the lack of hard links. Use of a database
gets Subversion atomicity for free.

Personally, I consider "contains shell scripts as integral parts of
the system" to be a lethal design flaw, and I stopped looking at arch
the moment I saw them.


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