[darcs-users] _darcs/prefs/email in patch-tag.com repos

Thomas Hartman thomashartman1 at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 14 23:28:24 UTC 2009

OK folks, making patch-tag darcs send friendly is done.


Let me know if you have any idea for additional improvements.



On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 7:27 AM, Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 04:54:38 -0400, Max Battcher wrote:
>> On 10/11/2009 4:02, Eric Kow wrote:
>> >Also, I should correct one of the errors in my earlier message:
>> >_darcs/prefs/sources should be treated as internal Darcs metadata,
>> >not a local pref
>> I would say that's a fine line distinction right there-- I've had to
>> edit _darcs/prefs/sources for various reasons and I could see
>> someone manually pruning it as appropriate...
> I we need to think a bit more carefully about this, especially why we
> make these distinctions.  I seem to be confusing myself at least!
> The reason why I first said it was local information was because as you
> said above, you sometimes edit it as appropriate.
> The reason I later backtracked and said it was internal metadata was
> because Darcs manipulates it and consults it from remote repos.
> Notably, darcs copies the _darcs/prefs/sources from the remote repo and
> augments it with local information.  Editing _darcs/prefs/prefs should
> be probably discouraged; editing the _darcs/prefs/sources on the other
> hand... is maybe kosher.  Confusing the issue is the fact that Darcs
> does not currently handle the _darcs/prefs/sources very intelligently.
> See
> - http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1599 (authomatically expire unused caches)
> - http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1159 (unionCache does not adjust cache
>  paths wrt remote repository location)
> Perhaps if Darcs were smarter about caches, users wouldn't need to
> intervene manually and we really can treat it as purely internal
> data.
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