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Re: [RFC] SVN 1.1.x: Shared Files

From: David Balch <david.balch_at_conted.ox.ac.uk>
Date: 2004-04-21 13:23:55 CEST

Sir Woody Hackswell wrote:
> Here is a tiny little proposal for the basis of shared file (repository-side
> linking) in Subversion. Constructive input or output would be welcome.

This sounds good, and is a feature that I would appreiciate. I have an
observation on the implementation suggested...


> ---------------
> 3) Each share in a group of shared files shall have a list of all other related
> shared nodes, so that upon update, all other shared nodes may be updated to the
> new root node.

I'm no expert programmer, but that sounds like an inneficient way to do
it [O(n) perhaps?], which could cost if numerous files are shared.

Might it be better for only the root share to have the list of shared
nodes, and any share update goes to the root share, and is then
propgated to other secondary shares if relevant. This would avoid having
to update n secondary shares when simply adding 1 new secondary share.

My 2p worth :-)


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