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Re: repository GUIDs

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-12-12 00:08:47 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> mbk says he wants to take on the repository GUID issue.
>
> My question to the list is: should the GUID be attached to the
> filesystem (accessed via libsvn_fs), as an unversioned rev 0 property?
> Or should it be general repository identifier (accessed via
> libsvn_repos), sitting in normal filespace (like, next to the 'format'
> file)?
>
> I can't think of any obvious advantages or disadvantages one way or
> the other. But I'm posting the question to the list. Maybe I'm
> missing something obvious...

Our general principle has been, keep it out of the fs if it doesn't
have to be part of the fs. So I lean toward libsvn_repos (next to the
format file seems like a good idea).

That also makes it more transparent for repository administrators.

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