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Re: [PATCH in progress] Ref-counting for pristine texts

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:23:06 -0500

On 01/11/2011 09:19 AM, Julian Foad wrote:
> I think it would be an embarrassing regression. Only a few people would
> ever actually bother to read the release notes and do regular "svn
> cleanup"s before their disks fill up.

I dunno about "regression". My 1.6 working copies routinely have many, many
extra tmpfiles lying around -- the contents of versioned files in various
forms -- which only go away when I run 'svn cleanup'. There was a
regression at some point in time, to be sure, but it was long ago.

> Even if we do decide not to implement automatic deletion yet and just
> rely on "svn cleanup", the reference-counting itself is, I think, a
> piece of implementation that we definitely want.

Absolutely! None of this discussion is (from my part, at least) meant to
denounce the ref-counting work. I've been speaking solely of the expunge
phase of pristine handling.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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