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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] c--b--v/base-0

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] c--b--v/base-0
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 11:16:58 -0400

>     > From: Zenaan Harkness <address@hidden>
>     > When would one see a base-n patch, other than base-0 ?

Tom Lord wrote:
> That would be "never".
> (In ascii, "base" sorts lower than "patch" which sorts lower than
> "version" which sorts lower than "versionfix".  And who needs more
> than 4, anyway?!?!?!  The thing I screwed up: you can't infer the
> namespace ancestor of a "version-0" revsion from just the name.  Quite
> possibly, the whole --seal noise will have to slowly fade away.  But
> ..... not entirely.   It has utility and some people are using it.
> It's tricky to get right.   An arbitrary decision that has to get
> imposed..... I got it *slightly* wrong in my opinion .... and whatever
> the ultimate decision turns out to be, people will always have mild
> complaints about it (hopefully with such complaints distributed evenly
> across many users))

I'm not married to seal for hiding versions. Other people would be happier
if the hide-the-version functionality were implemented in a different way.

The problem with that is that the proper fix screams just the same way
that a lot of other stuff does for a meta-info branch.

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