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Re: SQL backend development intention

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:02:31 -0400

On Mon, 2009-10-19 at 02:28 -0400, Greg Stein wrote:
> A lot of people have talked about it over the years, but nobody has
> really spent much time to *do* it.

Actually, there was a prototype. See
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/~ejrh/subversion/mysql/ (referenced
from notes/sql-backend in our repository.)

My recollection is that it never got past the point of abysmal
performance. SQL engines traditionally do not store tree-structured
data very efficiently; you can find strangely familiar discussions in
the OpenLDAP documentation about why they use BDB rather than an SQL
back end.

Received on 2009-10-19 15:02:49 CEST

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