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Re: inheritable stuff (was: Roadmap for 1.1)

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-04-03 01:55:01 CEST

On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 18:02, Greg Stein wrote:
> That is true in today's system, but not in all systems. I can easily see
> using the full path as a key in a SQL-based system.

I'm having trouble imagining how this could work, while still
maintaining O(1) copies and a small size per revision.

But I think you're right. Dynamic inheritance can have confusing
results in the presence of directory copies. Inheriting starting values
based on the parent is consistent with what filesystems generally
provide (AFS as well as NTFS, assuming you're right about NTFS), and it
hurts less.

(How we handle the versioned-metadata-affecting-past-versions issue, I
really don't know.)

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