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

From: Dan Muller <itd98ds02_at_sneakemail.com>
Date: 2004-07-24 13:49:52 CEST

"Marco Scholz" <mscholz@samson.de> writes:
> Atomic updates have "only" one advantage: it is atomic, so a crash of
> subversion...

... or the workstation, or a momentary network disconnection if you're
working on a networked file system...

> ... would not corrupt the original file. That is the advantage, and
> the price is the loss of the hard links.

For many (perhaps most) applications, this is a huge advantage that
easily outweighs the disadvantages. All of the commercial software
that I've worked on for twenty years uses this technique to safeguard
users' data.

- Dan Muller
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