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Re: Complexity of creating a new revision.

From: T'aZ <tazdev_at_punkass.com>
Date: 2005-10-24 00:34:36 CEST

On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 16:59:48 -0400
Daniel Berlin <dberlin@dberlin.org> wrote:

> > yes, only a new reference must be created pointing to the data , but since this new reference adds a new revision, it must be encoded as a delta against a previous one (in the fsfs case) or some deltas must be recreated (in the bdb case)
> > no ?
> No.
> A copy does not actually copy anything.
> You only need to say "This new dir has the contents of <revision x, dir
> y>"
> No actual representation is necessary for the new dir, becuause
> <revision x, dir y>, will never change.
> If you go look at what fsfs does when you create a copy, you'll see that
> it is just going to create 4 lines in a revision file, specifying
> exactly this information.

you are right, i was wrong thinking that deltas were used in the
directory structure too! but since each revision contains the required
node structure , it's much simpler, and thus allow making a copy in
constant time :D

thanks a lot for your support daniel & miha :D

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