[darcs-users] Which commands can change output of darcs query contents for a particular hash?

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 02:35:49 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 6:43 PM, Max Battcher<me at worldmaker.net> wrote:
> I've got a partial implementation of this myself in my "darcsforge" code.
> The pristine object names/hashes as cache keys seems a useful tool for
> caching historical data. Dealing with new integration states (er, revisions)
> is easy (during a cache walk through pristine), and I was fretting how to
> deal with historical integration states but just recently had some ideas
> involving context file caching.
> I certainly think that modeling revision tracking around pristine.hashed is
> the current best way forward. I do feel for those that haven't thrown out
> the bathwater and trying to shoehorn such a solution into a traditional
> revision number/hash-based design. I think gitit would be a different animal
> if it were designed with darcs in mind from the beginning.

I'm just a humble filestore dev, but when I look into pristine.hashed,
aren't I seeing hashes like that filestore/gitit use?

I don't really see what alternative model there is - Orchid started
with Darcs, after all, and switching to filestore made it *better*, so
just starting with Darcs doesn't lead to any obviously better


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