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Re: Repository GUIDs again

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-01-07 23:53:42 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>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?

The only reason to do that is not having to add another RA interface to
read the prop, or special-case the existing one to look at the file
instead of the FS. Personally, I don't think that's a good technical
argument. +1 for putting the GUID into a file.

BUT; there's one thing we haven't yet thought out sufficiently: what do
svnadmin dump and load do with the GUID?

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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