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AW: "cvs move" command
AW: "cvs move" command
Wed, 15 Jan 2003 10:46:16 +0100
>Von: Kaz Kylheku [mailto:address@hidden
>Gesendet: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2003 02:41
>Betreff: Re: "cvs move" command
>A fellow by the name of David D. ``Zoo'' Kuhn presented some
>ideas in 1994 that resemble Meta-CVS. Here is a link to the
>November 7, 1994 message archived at geocrawler:
His ideas are almost exactly what I had in mind.
>Here are quotes:
>``The mapping between the repository filename and the name the
>user sees it
> as is handled in the PDDB. For example, I might create a
> A unique name is generated (say "AAA123" and the information
> in the repository using that new name. The PDDB maps "foobar" into
> AAA123. Additional information about the file (owner,
> are also stored in the PDDB.''
Yes, the working file's name and it's filename in the repository must be
mapped and thus independent, but instead of unmeaning names like "AAA123" I
would propose to use combinations like
<initial-working-file-name><creation-time>, just to ease manual
manipulations in the repository, as this is needed sometimes.
>``Renaming a file becomes quite simple if we don`t move it to another
> directory. The filename mapping needs to change, but the
> doesn`t change at all. Renaming a directory uses the exact same
> principles (and mechanism).''
>``Moving a file to another directory becomes a bit of a
>challenge, since we
> now have a mapping that spans a single directory. So some means of
> linking these PDDB`s must be developed. I could actually envision a
> repository structure where EVERY file is stored in the same flat
My thougts. The only thing I'm concerned about is that the ext2 file system
would have it's problems with this, as it's performance slows down with a
high amount of files in a single directory. But that's a system specific
problem and guess this doesn't account to the new ext3 file system.
I don't know if this is already been mentioned, but I would create a control
file for each directory containing the file mappings, permissiona, etc. of
the files and only the files in the specific directory, instead of one huge
mapping/control file for all files, but I guess this idea suggests itself.
>Note that I found this information sometime I put the first
>release of Meta-CVS out last January. I started digging to see
>if anyone ever proposed something similar for CVS, just to see
>how much time had elapsed since that suggestion. A little over
>seven years, not bad. ;)
Yeah, I guess it's time to get implemented :)
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