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Re: This'll give ya whiplash

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 13:01:09 +0200

Branko Čibej wrote:
> Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 10:06 PM, Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> wrote:
>>> close to being competitive with DVCS. You need more in your
>>> list, starting with merge tracking.
>> As I remember it, DannyB's argument was that if we switch to a revlog
>> format, merge tracking comes essentially for free. That was the
>> takeaway I took, but that was like a while ago now... =) -- justin
> Eh, not quite. Revlog as it stands today stores two ancestors per node,
> which is fine except for the cherry-picking case, where it breaks
> completely.

Oh, also the revlog-of-today (the implementation) has one *big* problem:
it expects to be able and willing to read whole files in memory. Perish
the thought.

-- Brane

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