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Re: Emacs Bazaar repository

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs Bazaar repository
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:36:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> "Jonathan Lange" <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 8:58 PM, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>  Can you do that sharing also between different directories, that is
>>>  the equivalent of git clone --reference?
>> I'm not exactly sure what you mean, since I don't know much about
>> git.  I'll tell you what I know, instead.
> You can tell git to borrow objects from another cloned repository
> (similar to a symbolic link), and this other repository can be located
> anywhere in the filesystem.  AFAICS, for bzr to be able to share
> commits both clones need to be located under a common, prepared
> directory, which would not fit into my current way to handle
> repositories.

"share commits" is somewhat misleading: clone --reference does not
actually share any structure between the repositories: they can be
completely unrelated.  What it does is, loosely speaking, to use one
repository as a compression dictionary for the other repository.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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