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

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] robin's per-directory regexps
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 10:46:53 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Mark Thomas <address@hidden>

    > On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Tom Lord wrote:

    > >   There are two alternatives that come to mind, that preserve upward
    > >   compatability (but break trees already using the patch):

    > >   One is to say that ".arch-inventory" files are only ever used if
    > >   "./{arch}/=tagging-method" contains a special directive, say,
    > >   "enable .arch-inventory".

    > >   Another is to is to rev the "project tree version number" --
    > >   a prospect I'm not too fond of.

    > What about renaming it to .arch-ids/=inventory ?

I considered it and then rejected it on two grounds:

1) I think the indirection would cause a new round of never-ending

2) It doesn't _quite_ solve the tagging problem:

   a) to work correctly under directory names, the "automatic tag"
      for the =inventory file would have to be derived from the 
      tag of the directory containing the .arch-ids directory

   b) that tag isn't always there.   Therefore, if you were to add
      the =inventory file first, commit, then tag the directory later,
      the tag of the =inventory file would have to change -- it
      would appear to be deleted and re-added.   

    > Though this still breaks trees already using the patch it does
    > preserve upward compatibility and keep my in-tree dot-files from
    > becoming cluttered.

Well, consider the idea back on the table, anyway.


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