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Re: Repository GUIDs again

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-01-07 23:46:58 CET

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:

> "Bill Tutt" <rassilon@lyra.org> writes:
> > That makes sense. However, I think I'd rather just have the rev-prop
> > modification code (above the level that svnadmin would use to change it)
> > disallow the changing the property be hardcoded.
> Yah, +1, people replace/rewrite hooks all the time.

[Beating a dead horse]

I still much prefer the idea of a GUID living in a normal file, next
to 'format'. In my mind, the GUID is a property of the *repository*,
not the filesystem. From a design standpoint, I think of the
filesystem as just a mindless data store, whereas the repository is
the more interesting wrapper with a unique identity (GUID) and unique
policies (hooks).

I can't remember... did someone have a good technical argument for
storting the GUID as a revprop?

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