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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: Help shape the future of CouchDB: your voice needed!
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2012 12:18:42 GMT
Consider _mvcc as a suggestion to help educate. Other proposals are welcome.

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On 15 Apr 2012, at 13:16, Benoit Chesneau <> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Robert Newson <> wrote:
>> A bit busy right now but _history seems the exact opposite of the _rev
>> -> _mvcc name change. We want to clarify that CouchDB does *not*
>> provide history.
> imo changing the name doesn't really fix the problem. We keep saying
> it's mvc, the doc says it but still people want to try it because it's
> similar to what they want. I bet that changing the name to _mvcc won't
> change anything (also I'm thinking to the nightmare of migration,
> havig old nodes talking with new...).
> Imo we can have a more positive answer to the users. They want to have
> a revision history they can use. They why not building one. If we
> present one that they can use then they won't use _rev for that.
> - benoƮt

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