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RE: Compressed text-base, take 2

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-05-16 01:01:37 CEST

> From: Eric [mailto:eric@apocalypse.striker.xs4all.nl]On Behalf Of Eric
> Dorland
> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:01 PM

> * cmpilato@collab.net (cmpilato@collab.net) wrote:
> > =?UTF-8?B?QnJhbmtvIMSMaWJlag==?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
> >
> > > Testing ... yes. However, "gzip -dc file.svn-zbase > file.svn-base"
> > > works just fine.
> > > Was the idea behind all this to selectively compress the text base? By
> > > hand? (I haven't been following this thread very carefully, you
> > > see...)
> >
> > I thought the idea was that you could set a config option for whether
> > or not you want compression by default, but then you could override
> > that on a per-file basis using gzip. I could be wrong.
> >
> > But if I'm *not* wrong, then I think we should stick with
> > ".svn-base.gz" as a suffix since that's what gzip will give you by
> > default.
> You are not wrong, that is basically the idea. So if you want to go in
> there by hand (or by script) and compress or decompress the text-base
> then having the suffix be .gz makes life easier, and also makes it
> more clear that they're just regular gzip files. So I think that
> sticking with the .svn-base.gz would be better.

Hmmm, I don't agree. The .svn dir should be private to SVN. Anyone touching
it is risking breakage. I'd rather keep the .svn-base extension to make
sure we aren't mathing on *.gz, so that users don't accidentally do stuff to


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