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Re: text-base penalty: A proposed solution

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2002-12-20 04:33:38 CET

Martin Pool <mbp@samba.org> writes:
> On 19 Dec 2002, Bob Gustafson <bobgus@rcnChicago.com> wrote:
> > OK, how is this for a scheme to save on text-base storage:
> >
> > When the project is first checked out from the repository, all of the files
> > are set as read-only.
> >
> > Suppose now that you want to edit a file. Using your favorite editor, you
> > make a few changes and then go to save it. Since it is a read-only file,
> > the editor complains.
> >
> > You execute a shell command then - an svn_init command (to be written)
> > which is pretty simple, it copies the read-only file from the working space
> > to the .svn text-base area and then changes the read-only to a read-write.
> >
> > After this command executes, you go back to the editor and redo the save.
> > The situation is then exactly the same as it is now with regard to that
> > single file.
>
> Yes, I suppose that would work. However, that enormously changes the
> design from CVS's "edit anything" to SCCS's/BitKeeper's/ClearCase's
> "checkout, then edit." Since Svn is meant to be a CVS replacement I
> think that means the architects will not be able to consider this
> change.
>
> If you were desparate for space, you could hack this up by linking the
> wc to the text-base and making both readonly.

Actually, no. A file in text-base != file in working copy.

-Fitz

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