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Re: FW: [DESIGN] Aliases?

From: Frank Gruman <fgatwork_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2006-02-27 21:56:19 CET

Saulius Grazulis wrote:
> On Monday 27 February 2006 21:06, you wrote:
>> Your proposal sounds very complex to me
>> (e.g. a complete new mechanism of version controlling labels),
>> and seems only duplicating existing functionality,
>> just to get a new user interface.
> Damn it is not complex. It is the existing functionality that is comlex.
Complex?? Can you figure out how your Windows Explorer shell or
KFMClient arrange their files/folders?? It's not more complex than that.
> It as elegant as an assembler. Or FORTH (ever tried to read FORTH programs)?
> "One mechanism must fit all" leads to convolved systems that expose low level
> implementation details to implement necessary features at least somehow.
> Besides, you are wrong -- subversion has several mechanisms, say files and
> properties. You probably will not argue that Subversion's versioning of
> properties is unnecessary since everything can be stored in a file?
File versioning needs to be separate from property versioning. The
properties tell the system how to manage the file or describe it a bit
more. The actual content of the file could be anything from the
super-secret code for nuclear weapons to my grandmothers chocolate chip
cookie recipe. It's immaterial to the properties. I would want to see
when someone changed the properties on either file, separate from the

my 2 cents.


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