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Re: Subversion Newbie thoughts: Database Backend, SQL, and the style?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-14 17:20:33 CEST

On Jul 14, 2005, at 5:37 AM, Einar Indridason wrote:

> 1) SQL backend? There has been talk about an SQL backend for some
> years
> now (according to the mailing lists at tigris...). For those that
> don't
> want to install a fully fledged SQL database server, have the
> SubVersion
> people thought about "SQLite"?

It's been discussed in the past. There's much abstraction work to be
done, and even some design papers have been written. Search the list
archives, you'll find quite a bit.

At the moment, however, it's not on anyone's immediate radar.

> (When one reads the FAQ for SubVersion, the amount of space
> allocated to
> running and maintaining the Berkeley Database is ... worrysome.)

Well, you certainly aren't forced to use BDB, you can use FSFS instead.

> 2) The "HACKING.TXT" file, in the distribution.... In that file, you
> specify the indent style to use... Eh... Why on earth did you
> choose the GNU style?

Eh... because it's good?

That's like asking someone why he uses [emacs|vi]. :-)

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