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Re: 0.5 draft of new dumnfile docs

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:37:28 +0200

Eric S. Raymond wrote on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 19:26:15 -0500:
> Stephen Butler <sbutler_at_elego.de>:
> >[various observations, ending with...]
> > There's also the phenomenon of "evil twins", where an item is replaced
> > when it should have been changed. Arbitrarily breaking the flow
> > causes problems because the replace-operation is echoed on branches
> > by 'svn merge'.
> I think these are issues that should be documented somewhere *other*
> than the stream format description. What the dumpfile document should
> describe is how the stream defines actions on an abstract filestore;
> the semantics of flows and how the client tools work is a different
> level of description.

Indeed. Note that much of the discussion above has been about the
semantics of various operations on the Subversion filesystem, more than
about dumpfiles.

It should be possible to have one document describing the semantics of
the Subversion filesystem (svn_fs.h) and another describing how to parse
dumpfiles; perhaps viewing them as serializations of a series of
svn_delta_editor_t drives.
Received on 2011-12-23 22:38:11 CET

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