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Re: AW: AW: AW: Hard links on Win2k/XP

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-07-23 13:09:45 CEST

Marco Scholz wrote:
>>It's not an unusual way. Please stop saying it is.
> As a compromise: Let's say it is not the way the majority of applications
> are working.

You are still not getting it; the copy/delete/rename is probably _the_ most
common way applications deal with atomic file updates in a multithread safe
fashion. Just because some user-space apps choose to update files in an unsafe
manner doesn't mean that _they_ are correct. FWIW, my favorite Win32 Editor
(MultiEdit) follows the copy/delete/rename scheme.

Hardlinks are not suitable for use in this fashion (whether you are talking
about NTFS or any Linux filesystem). Adding a system option to change
Subversion's correct behavior is fruitless.


John Peacock
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