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Re: Multiple projects in one repository!

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-05-03 19:16:02 CEST

Well, that's kind of the point. Once we have a real SQL table or
somesuch in our filesystem back end, then the revision "names" don't
become so important. All revisions have datestamp properties attached
to them. As long as we are always able to sort our revisions table by
date, we'll have a well-ordered time machine. The revision names
become irrelevant.

Alan Langford <jal@ambitonline.com> writes:

> Pick a random integer when the repository is created and use that as
> an exclusive or mask on all the revision numbers!
> Then of course you need an "is a later revision" query that takes two
> encoded revnums and returns a boolean.
> At 2002/05/03 11:51 -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> >But beyond that: our code uses a custom 'svn_revnum_t' type, which we
> >can define to be whatever we want in the future. We're thinking,
> >actually, of switching all our revision "numbers" to arbitrary hex
> >strings soon. Just to stop people from thinking that it means
> >anything important about their project. :-)

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