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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: implicit discussion

From: Martin Pool
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: implicit discussion
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 13:44:23 +1000
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On 16 Apr 2004, Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:

>  (2) Don't bloat up your disk with tons of small-files-that-the-file-
>      system-makes-large (and even if _you_ use reiserfs or whatever,
>      consider your other developers -- some of who might be stuck using
>      ext2).

Of course since you will usually have a whole second copy of the tree
as a pristine or library, the cost of the ids will usually be
relatively small.

> BTW, points 1 - 3 are to some degree dependent on the current
> implementation of explicit tags used in tla; for instance, changing to a
> representation that used a single file per directory to hold explicit tags
> would improve things quite a bit.

I rather like that id files can be simply renamed, deleted, etc
without needing to actually edit a file.  Amongst other things, it
means a changeset that modifies them can still be well represented as
a diff.

> However there doesn't appear to be any rush to change the
> implementation.

Perhaps in the future, as disks get smaller, it will be a more
pressing problem.  ;-)


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