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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: robin's per-directory regexps

From: Robert Collins
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: robin's per-directory regexps
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 06:54:56 +1100

On Tue, 2003-11-25 at 07:09, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > From: Robert Collins <address@hidden>
>     > On Tue, 2003-11-25 at 05:05, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > > * the inventory tag of ".arch-inventory" files
>     > >   then the two copies of the .arch-inventory file have=20
>     > >   distinct tags.   Changes I make to mine will not be=20
>     > >   applied to yours if you merge my changes.
>     > Yes, we considered that, and thought that a names style approach, was
>     > the easiest for the user... getting rid of the special case is trivial.
>     > May I suggest though, that it be special cased by tree-lint?
> What you said makes no sense to me.
> With a names tag, changesets that modify .arch-inventory don't apply
> correctly in the face of tree-deltas.  How is that "easiest for the
> user" except in the sense that systems that don't support tree-deltas
> at all are "easier" than those that don't?

It was a mistake. I used "thought" in a past tense.

> What does tree-lint have to do with anything?

To trap .arch-inventories that are not tagged and source. Because the
.arch-inventory using code doesn't check that they are tagged and source
before using them, bad things will happen if the .arch-inventory files
are (for example) precious.


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