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Re: dump format refinement

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-05-01 00:52:05 CEST

On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 07:24:27AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Your proposal is clear: but the idea of a single node having multiple
> immediate ancestors is a "future" concept that doesn't yet exist in
> svn_fs.h.
> If we *do* add this concept to our filesystem someday, then I say it's
> appropriate to add this field to our dumpformat. That's why we're
> going to version our dumpformat after all. Version 1 of our format
> represents svn 1.0 fs concepts, and will be forward-compatible. I
> think that the prev-node-path field should be saved for a future
> version of our dumpformat, once our fs actually has this feature.

You wouldn't even need to bump the version number. Adding a header is
forward-compatible. Either it is present (future code), or it isn't (old
code, or future code but not applicable).

Things like copy-from information, and Branko's prev-node-path, can be
omitted from the "headers" in a compatible fashion.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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