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Re: This'll give ya whiplash

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 10:08:30 -0700

Eeks!

Alrighty. Non-starter, unless that can somehow be fixed in the revlog
library (assuming it has a library; or just a format spec?)

Well, in any case, that project is a ways off. Post-WC work for me.
Another option would be sqlite for all metadata and <something> for
all the content. Bit offtopic by now tho :-P

Cheers,
-g

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 4:01 AM, Branko ╚ibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> wrote:
> Branko ╚ibej 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
>
>
Received on 2008-10-02 19:08:46 CEST

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