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

From: Einar Indridason <einari_at_f-prot.com>
Date: 2005-07-14 17:30:58 CEST

On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 10:20:33AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Jul 14, 2005, at 5:37 AM, Einar Indridason wrote:
> >1) SQL backend? There has been talk about an SQL backend for some

> 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.

Ok, I'll do that.

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

Ok. Just checking :-)

> >(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.

Yes, that is certainly a possibility.

> >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?

Eh... then I need to learn the correct switches to use with indent, to
convert my style to GNU style (using GNU indent :-)

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

*grin* Let's not go there :-)

I'm basically asking about the SQL stuff, because this is an itch that
I'd like to scratch... I'm not promising anything, but I would be
interested in helping if I can.

That is, if there is an interest in doing an SQL backend stuff?

Cheers, and thanks,

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