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Re: [GNU-arch-dev] Re: [Gnu-arch-users] new documentation progress

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [GNU-arch-dev] Re: [Gnu-arch-users] new documentation progress
Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2005 10:59:36 +1000

On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 19:05 -0500, John Arbash Meinel wrote:

> I think I understand what Tom is saying about the baz archive
> potentially hiding useful information. Though I don't know when it is
> useful to have an empty branch, I can see that you might be making a
> statement. (Certainly you could set the permissions on an empty branch,
> such that someone else couldn't
> create it, in the case that you want to reserve --rel-- and have it be
> official).

Sure. In fact baz archives can do that just fine, though we have removed
the UI to do that. What they can't do is create namespace paths that are
not branches. I.e. you can't have a standalone category with nothing in


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