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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch with 'special files'

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch with 'special files'
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 10:01:19 +0200
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On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 13:36:14 -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
>    > A single 'second-order' metadata string would basically give infinite
>    > flexibility in terms of metadata. [...] would
>    > allow any number of creative facilities to be built on top of it.
> A unique fixed string per file would have the same effect and we
> already have one of those.

Yes, but we need one more -- the id must not change throughtout life of
the file, while other metadata may need to change. So we need an id and
another string. That is two strings so we can as well have N strings
(we'd need a _standard_ way to mangle N attributes in it anyway).

They should probably live somewhere in {arch}, indexed by file id's.

We calso need a way of passing them into a hook to process them. There
should be one hook when preparing a changeset (so it can synchronize
with attributes saved by some other means) and one when applying
a changeset (so it can apply them).

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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