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Re: Rolling Back Changes

From: Lele Gaifax <lele_at_nautilus.homeip.net>
Date: 2003-11-21 02:42:40 CET

>>>>> "B" == B W Fitzpatrick <fitz@red-bean.com> writes:

    B> Ask bbum what he thinks about tar wrappers. Better yet, search
    B> the dev@subversion email archives for his comments. Don't make
    B> me bring him over here and *tell* you what he thinks about
    B> them. :)

I *know* what he thinks about them. But, he'd be welcome to say hello
here ;)

I am *not* advocating for tar wrappers: it happens that, from my pov,
they already are as opaque as I need them to ;)

    B> And all the reasons you state here are why opaque collections
    B> are the *correct* way of dealing with this problem. Bundled
    B> directories will be dealt with just as you expect them to be
    B> dealt with, and on top of that, you don't lose the ability to
    B> diff individual files.

Well, I cannot see a reasonable way, but a good configurable
subsystem, that can do that on an universal base: there must be a way
to "ask" the cooperation of the application in charge on the
bundle. And when the application is unwilling/unable to do so, there
must must to a way to circumvent it, ie, tar-it-up and
store-as-is. Given SVN capability of storing binary files, there will
be more and more situation where "diffing individual files" just
doesn't have valuable meaning.

    B> Again, I'm not blowing you off here. Please re-read the mail
    B> archives where we discussed tar wrappers and opaque collections
    B> in the past.

As said, I survived the CVS era storing my nibs inside such deprecated
wrappers, now I'm thankfully waiting what will surely surpass my
sweetest dream on this.

ciao, lele.

nickname: Lele Gaifax	| Quando vivrò di quello che ho pensato ieri
real: Emanuele Gaifas	| comincerò ad aver paura di chi mi copia.
email: lele@seldati.it	|		-- Fortunato Depero, 1929.
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