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Re: Another working copy library

From: Michael Haggerty <mhagger_at_alum.mit.edu>
Date: 2007-02-01 11:38:07 CET

Daniel Berlin wrote:
> On 1/31/07, Michael Haggerty <mhagger@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> [Insert usual disclaimer about only being the cvs2svn guy, pretty
>> ignorant of svn internals]
>> This discussion reminded me again that the text-base part of a working
>> copy resembles an incomplete, read-only svn repository. Perhaps both
>> could be accessed via a common API?
> This is actually what i suggested during the summit, that the WC
> become just another repository .
> People seemed generally okay with the idea.
> That said, if David doesn't want to tackle this, i don't blame him.

I wouldn't blame him either, because that would be a lot of work.

But much less work would be required now. One would only need to
abstract out a ra-like interface for talking to the text-base
information that is already in the repository (including allowing the
"data incomplete" errors). David's new WC code could still decide to
implement only a small fraction of the repository functionality.

The point is, it sounds like the WC API has to be changed anyway, so,
perhaps this would be a way to make it more general at the same time and
open a lot of doors for future expansion but without requiring new
functionality to be implemented now.


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