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Re: text-base penalty: A proposed solution

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2002-12-17 00:20:36 CET

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 10:17:10PM -0800, Kean Johnston wrote:
> > The prime benefit which motivated the text-base was limiting
> > the network bandwidth used by commits, as I understand it.
> Would a copy-on-edit model not address that and the speedy
> diff requirement?
> > Well, not exactly. It turns out that for every file in the working
> > directory, there are four in the admin area--text base, props, prop
> > base, wcprops. We should probably trim this to two (text base and
> > props+propbase+wcprops), but that still leaves only a 50%
> I don't know the code and I am sure you do, but how genericaly useful
> is the filesystem-inside-DB code? Is it worth thinking about having
> the admin area be such a database rather than actual physical files?
I've thought about that too, why not have props and props-base stored in a
lookup db, instead of our own funky text format?

Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
     "Historically speaking, the presences of wheels in Unix
     has never precluded their reinvention." - Larry Wall

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