rfc: optionally hardlink packs for local branching

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Thu Feb 21 22:21:15 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 14:53 -0500, Aaron Bentley wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> > I would say because "bzr branch --hardlink" is discoverable from "bzr help
> > branch" while knowing that you should be using a local repository is a bit
> > harder to discover. (It at least requires reading another document,
> > which has to
> > explain how to set one up, etc.)
> As soon as you start using a hard-linked repository, its efficiency gets
> worse and worse.

For clarity, I think you meant 'the % that is shared between branches
decreases over time even if the branches are fully merged / pulled.'

>   We should not be enticing people down the wrong path.
>  If we make hard-linked repos more discoverable than shared repos, we
> are doing it wrong.

I agree.

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