[darcs-users] always long comment

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Tue Jul 13 15:15:18 UTC 2004

On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 11:06:19AM -0700, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> all of the patches end up in the same directory.

This could be fixed by having




or similar (there is obviously scope for argument over how many
characters to use and whether they should be deleted from the filename).

If such a change is to be made to the repo format, I would like to
propose taking the opportunity to also rename foo.gz to foo.dp (darcs
patch - or some other name if you prefer). As it would still be the same
name regardless of whether it is compressed, and not a standard
file extension, I think it should still satisfy what I remember of your
(David's) criteria from a thread a little while ago. However, it
wouldn't feel so wrong as having uncompressed data in a .gz file, and
apache giving a "Content-Encoding: x-gzip" for uncompressed files
worries me (I'm not sure what his conclusion was, but I got the
impression it might have made firefly's libwww hacking harder than it
need have been).

Ian, wondering if I should have replied to the devel list instead

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