[darcs-users] Cheap branches

Alexander Staubo alex at byzantine.no
Thu Nov 4 21:15:57 UTC 2004

David Roundy wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 03:08:40AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
>>On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 08:31:03AM -0400, David Roundy wrote:
>>>>In which case the idea would be *store* the tag inventories in little
>>>>tiny bits; but *send* them as bigger chunks. Which I can do, because
>>>>I'm translating my "scp" to a script invocation.
>>>Yes, although figuring out what bigger chunks to send could be tricky.
>>Hrm, I can't see any big problem with making it accept requests for
>>_darcs/inventories/<tagid> for any tag in the branch, and just making the
>>inventory stop at the first tag after, say, 10kB.
> Sounds good.
> BTW, I just had an idea for a name for your script setup.  Perhaps
> darcs-archive? "Archive" is a word that doesn't yet mean anything in darcs,
> and is suggestive of the same meanings (outside the world of computers) as
> repository.  So we could have an archive storing multiple repositories.  It
> also is vaguely nice because you don't "work" in archives, which is
> consistent with the fact that your darcs-repo doesn't store either the
> working directory or the "_darcs/current/".

How about "darchive"? ;)


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