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From "Jim Lindley" <>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (COUCHDB-36) Save Revision from Compaction
Date Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:26:25 GMT
>     Description:
>  Allow setting a flag in a document to prevent deleting outdated document revisions during
a compaction.
>  >                 Key: COUCHDB-36
>  >                 URL:

Does it even make sense to add a _retain key to prevent compaction?

Or is the fact that CouchDB keeps previous revisions of documents just
an implementation detail to deal with conflicts / concurrency, and so
I shouldn't be tempted to use it for other purposes?

Sorry if I missed any earlier discussions about this topic,


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