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Re: Problems with the documentation of Subversion dump format

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 06:36:15 -0500

Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>:
> Replace requires a node to already exist at the target path.
> Add requires a node to not already exist.

OK, when you say "require", what do you mean? Just that if these conditions
fail the node should not be modified?

> (container == node)

I see what you mean, but I think this is misleading terminology. The thing
you are calling a "container" is a history containing a sequence of actions
each one of which is *described* by a node.

IMO the term "container" isn't a win either; it doesn't convey a
strong enough sense of continuity over time.

In the draft I'm working on, I've used the term "flow", and defined a
flow as a sequence of actions on a path.

		Eric S. Raymond
Received on 2011-12-14 12:37:20 CET

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