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RE: Storing unversioned files in a repository.

From: Wolf Josef <josef.wolf_at_siemens.com>
Date: 2003-04-04 12:15:00 CEST

brane@xbc.nu wrote:

> I'm not rejecting the feature out of hand, bu I am seriously
> questioning its usefulness.
> [ ... ]
> During 3 years on that project, I never saw a single
> instance of using an unversioned file that doesn't already
> have a counterpart in Subversion. The one feature we
> actually are missing are unversioned properties

Unversioned properties would probably solve the two
use cases I brought into discussion. But I think it would
be a lot more difficult to implement them. How efficient
would it be to store a changelog (which can get pretty
large) into a property?

> If someone can describe a use case that clearly requires
> unversioned files, I'd be interested to hear it.

I am not sure how such unversioned properties would look
like. It does not really make a big difference where the
data is stored. OTOH, properties are always attached to
a file or directory, aren't they?. So you would need an
empty file to attach the property?

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