So many repo formats

Stefan Monnier monnier at IRO.UMontreal.CA
Mon Nov 17 18:57:11 GMT 2008

>> I see I'm fairly transparent ;-)
>> Yes, part of the subsequent question is "what is the point of the
>> 1.9-non-rich-root format"?  To tell you the truth, I have no idea what
>> "rich root" means and I've never found a page that tries to explain it
>> other than "you need it for things like bzr-svn".

> The only reason the format exists is to be compatible with bzr-svn.

> The only differences between it and regular formats are
> 1. trees created in this format have a unique file-id for their tree root
> 2. In this format, the tree root's last-revision is tracked in the same
> way that it is tracked for other directories.

So, what's the downside?


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