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Re: text-base penalty: A proposed solution

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-12-17 16:34:45 CET

Greg Hudson wrote:

>It would be kind of nifty to turn ".svn" into a file containing a
>database. But I wouldn't want to see this happen for the following
>practical reasons:
>

just to throw out another (probably obvious) reason not to change the
.svn directory into a database of some sort: it makes the working copy
far less developer friendly. binary format databases are harder to work
with than text files, it's harder to get useful bug reports if a user
can't open up .svn/entries and tell us exactly what's in it. overall,
it significantly raises the bar for someone trying to understand what's
going on with their working copy.

-garrett

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