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RE: [PROPOSAL] Merging Improved

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-04-11 19:50:20 CEST

> From: Branko Cibej [mailto:brane@xbc.nu]
> Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 5:41 PM

>> Sander Striker wrote:
>>>>> Oh, yes: one other thing to worry about here are dump/load cycles. If
>>>>> you use node id's instead of paths, then the dumper has to convert them
>>>>> to paths and the loader has to convert back, because node IDs aren't
>>>>> preserved across a reload.
>>
>> But that won't help for remote repositories. You don't even know when a
>> remote repository will be dumped/loaded and you might be stuck with IDs
>> that are invalid afterwards.
>
> Or we could simply declare that the UUID defines the repository; if the
> UUID changes, it's arguably no longer the same repository (and such a
> change would cause problems for more than just merges, anyway). That's
> why "svnadmin load" has an option to restore the UUID from the dump file.

With IDs I was referring to NODECHANGE ids.

Sander

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