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Re: Space wasting

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2004-03-08 20:12:19 CET

On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 13:06, Alvin Thompson wrote:
> the whole concept of SVN is to provide a replacement for CVS which
> addresses its major limitations. as this list has shown, this *is* a
> major limitation.

I do not agree that "this list" has shown having a .svn directory to be
a major limitation. Perhaps for you and a small (but vocal) minority,
but not for the majority of the list.

> we have the capability to address this without
> impacting the feature set. why not address it? "because it's a bigger
> change than i feel like doing" is not a valid answer.

How about "I have neither the time nor the inclination to fix this since
it works just fine for me."

It's your itch, *you* scratch it.

> but even if it were difficult, wouldn't it make more sense to modify SVN
> to play well with other programs than to modify every other program out
> there to play well with SVN? the whole point is to have SVN universally
> accepted. that acceptance would come easier if SVN actually worked with
> the most popular IDE on the planet.

And which IDE would that be? Please define "actually worked". As far
as I know, Subversion works with a whole truckload of IDEs.

> one of these days when i'm not so lazy i'll look at the code. but i
> imagine the impact would be negligible once you obtained a different
> stream. if this is not so, you probably need to do a better job of
> abstracting that stuff, anyway, since SVN may need to run on something
> other than a regular file system sometime in the near future (hint, hint
> ;) .

Again, patches welcome.

-Fitz

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