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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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