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Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: user-friendly hash formats, redux

From: Nathaniel Smith
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: user-friendly hash formats, redux
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 23:31:16 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 01:41:12AM +0200, Oren Ben-Kiki wrote:
> On Friday 10 December 2004 01:06, graydon hoare wrote:
> > > So, what's your view on the idea of having fork certs, a --fork
> > > commit option and using
> > > <branch>.<version>[.<author>-<fork>.version>]* to identify
> > > revisions?
> >
> > well, your current proposal has some problems you brush off:
> >
> >    - it requires some mechanism for differentiating trunks and forks
> True. This is considered a feature; if you feel that differentiating 
> forks and trunks isn't something you want to do, then the proposal is 
> irrelevant.

I do want to differentiate forks and trunks.  It's just... I spell it

-- Nathaniel

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