[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index


From: Shlomi Fish <shlomif_at_iglu.org.il>
Date: 2006-07-10 20:57:22 CEST

I just had a very nice idea, after adding 1 and 1 together. Now, SvnQL is SQL
with a Subversion. It's not Subversion with an SQL backend, which is planned
for future releases, but otherwise act on a non-subversion database.

Now what SvnQL does is implement an SQL database with an svn backend. As we
can understand one can implement a simple database on top of a filesystem
where directories are tables or indices, files are rows, etc. We can do it
above Subversion too and then get a versioning (history, branching and
tagging) for free.

Now what SvnQL will do would be to implement an entire SQL language on top of
a Subversion filesystem or RA backend. Obviously this will require some work,
but it sounds like a wickedly cool idea to me.

What do you think of it? Are any people working on implementing such a thing
for Subversion or any other VCS?


        Shlomi Fish

Shlomi Fish shlomif@iglu.org.il
Homepage: http://www.shlomifish.org/

95% of the programmers consider 95% of the code they did not write, in the
bottom 5%.

To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@subversion.tigris.org
Received on Mon Jul 10 21:05:07 2006

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Dev mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.