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Re: Eliminating the text-base penalty

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-09-28 02:57:33 CEST

On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 11:29:42AM -0700, Jon Watte wrote:
> To put it another way: the keeping of state telling the system which files
> are actually open (and the general status of each file) in a place where
> getting at it is "instantaneous" accelerates working on large code bases
> by order(s) of magnitude. Perforce does this server-side. I think that most
> of the benefits could be had by doing it client-side, too, which would fit
> better in the SVN model.

Agreed, but it doesn't follow the "normal model" for CVS/SVN operation. I
could easily see it as a future extension, so much so, that I'd say that the
model *will* be available at some point. And when it does, then these
questions can come back up, and the code can be beat into submission for
some great performance gains.

Until then, requiring users to "svn edit" *before* work is a bit of a
stretch from the current model. While we could superficially do such a thing
quite quickly, I'd worry that we'll start missing holes here and there.


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