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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [BUG] feature plan -- downstream branches

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [BUG] feature plan -- downstream branches
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 12:56:14 -0400

> On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 09:41:41AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> The ':' character should be permitted in branch names but
>> have a slightly special meaning.

Andrew Suffield wrote:
> And it's the host delimiter on unix.

No doubt both of these are reasons he selected ':'. Its a character that
nobody would reasonably use for a branch name anyways. 

On the filesystem, I've got no doubts that it'll be encoded differently,

Though there is probabably a better way of doing it, two ways (both with
negative consequences) quickly come to mind:

  1. Add another level to the name on the filesystem:

  2. Use another character on the filesystem:

Like I said, there's probably a better way of doing this. 

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