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Re: Stage 1 of true rename support.

From: Ph. Marek <philipp.marek_at_bmlv.gv.at>
Date: 2005-05-27 08:11:18 CEST

On Friday 20 May 2005 22:10, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Eric Hanchrow <offby1@blarg.net> writes:
> > Just curious: if svn gets true rename support, would that imply that
> > it could, in effect, implement "hard links" in the repository? Put
> > another way, would it be possible (even if it's a bad idea) to have a
> > single item in the repository have two different names? That way
> > editing one would affect the other.
> It wouldn't necessarily imply hard links in the fs. Currently I think
> we need to prevent them, because we can't let cycles happen.
Apart from having true hardlinks in the repository (to have something like
svn:externals on a per-file-base), maybe the case of issue 2286
(http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2286) "Identical files
should share storage space in repository" could be thought of - it seems to
me that a change in the repository format could be necessary for that, too.

And issue 2286 is about "hardlinking" - to other, always older, revisions, and
there only files, so there won't be any cycles.



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