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Re: Just say no to collections: moving wc meta-data out of the wc

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-05-29 15:35:16 CEST

On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 01:15, B. W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> - We have a chicken and the egg problem when doing checkouts.

I don't get it.

> - How deep can these collections go? Where does the metadata for
> subdirectories go?

As deep as they want. Still in the parent directory. I don't see the
problem here.

> Convenience issues aside, our problems go away if we can store working
> copy metadata somewhere outside of the working copy.

Not really. A collection also has the property that you want to
automatically add and remove files on commit. (Perhaps that's not an
issue for Interface Builder, but I hope this feature isn't tailored for
exactly one program.)

> It was suggested that we (me) create a runtime configuration option
> that, when set, would store the working copy metadata in a static
> location. The directory layout of the meta data would mirror the
> directory layout of the working copy.

My main concern is that this might make it difficult for emacs vc-mode
to determine whether a directory is under Subversion control. (It's
certainly not okay to ask it to run an svn command before even deciding
that the directory has anything to do with Subversion.)

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