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Re: [PROPOSAL] Merging Improved

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-04-12 05:28:14 CEST

On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 19:11, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 12:10:49AM +0200, Sander Striker wrote:
> > Ah, but it isn't to save space. It is to prevent a rewrite of all
> > svn:merged-from properties when a remote repository UUID changes.
> > Using the indexed method the rewrite to the new UUID would be one row
> > change in a table...

What is this concept of "remote repository UUID changing?" That's not
supposed to happen.

> Space savings is good. Rewrite is good. But also note that the table could
> include more than just the UUID. We could also include other metadata about
> the repository. "Canonical URL" or "Owner" or ...

None of which are necessary to handle merge semantics.

As far as I can tell, the only argument that holds up is space savings.
Either make a case that the amount of space saved is significant or
don't do it.

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