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    SubjectRe: linux-2.5.4-pre1 - bitkeeper testing
    On Sun, 10 Mar 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > It was fabulous at that time. The first time you create a file, it gets ";1"
    > > appended to it's filename. When you edit it, it gets saved under the same name,
    > > this time appended by ";2". Edit it again... whell, you get the picture.
    > > Cleaning up was as simple as "$ PURGE /KEEP=3" to keep the last three versions.
    > >
    > > For these days with sometimes hundreds of files, it might become confusing when
    > > 'ls' shows all versions of all files, but back then it worked well.
    > Its trickier than that - because all your other semantics have to align,
    > its akin to the undelete problem (in fact its identical). Do you version
    > on a rewrite, on a truncate, only on an O_CREAT ?

    That's a nice question. I would dread the scenario where a
    new version was created for each append ;))

    <insert bitkeeper endorsement here>

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