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RE: file:// -> svn://

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-07-31 22:01:59 CEST

> From: sussman@collab.net [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: 31 July 2002 19:02

> The latest proposal seems *way* too ornate to me. We're blowing this
> issue way out of proportion.
> We're all in agreement that svn's current use of file:// effectively
> breaks the "standard" meaning of this schema. So let's just change
> the name of the schema to indicate that it's a subversion-specific
> thing, plain and simple.
> Once we've done that, we have *no* obligation to make subversion
> understand the traditional file:// schema. It just doesn't matter.
> Mirroring the Berkeley DB database in regular filesystem space is a
> gigantic, complex proposal that will give us no significant benefit,
> and a lot of headache. :-)
> Look at svn_ra_local__split_URL(). It tries to open a DB repository
> on each path component, moving from child, up through each parent.
> That's how it discovers the 'root' of the repository. There's no
> noticeable performance hit here, and no pressing need to optimize this
> away.
> That said: we're planning to store the 'path-to-repository' and
> 'path-within-repository' pieces as separate objects in the entries
> file someday anyway... it's going to be required when the day comes
> that we start allowing working copies to come from different
> repositories.
> So let's just choose a new name for 'file://' and be done with it.
> :-)

My $0.02 after reading all of this discussion (awful long thread!):

Drop the file:// support completely and just use http://. Or, simply
call ra_local a hack that allows you to access a repository on your
local filesystem.

I am -1 to go to a scheme like:



I don't like it one bit. It's like reintroducing the obscurities on
the commandline which cvs had:




Sander 'who should probably step back from this thread' Striker

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