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Re: git-handler.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: git-handler.el
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:01:55 +0300

> From: Jonas Bernoulli <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:48:22 +0200
> Cc: Emacs developers <address@hidden>, Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> > A revisioned filename is something like "/path/to/file@@revision".
> > "revision" could be a revision like "81656add81", a branch like
> > "scratch/kqueue", or a tag like "emacs-19.34". Of course, the syntax
> > could be changed.
> I would prefer /path/to/repo/@git:REVISION:path/to/file.  I don't have
> a strong opinion about what the magic cookie should look like, but I
> think it should be inserted at the root of the working tree.

That doesn't scale to VCSes which keep separate versions for
individual files.  Michael's scheme does support such VCSes.  For a
VCS like Git or Bazaar, Michael's scheme shouldn't get in the way, I
think.  If you disagree, please show some use cases where this could
cause trouble.

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