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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Changing rev to _rev in view results (Was: Re: newbie question #1)
Date Mon, 29 Dec 2008 23:32:56 GMT

On 30 Dec 2008, at 00:21, Noah Slater wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 09:47:23AM +1030, Antony Blakey wrote:
>>
>> On 30/12/2008, at 4:11 AM, Dean Landolt wrote:
>>
>>> Of course, given the lore around here that Damien has this thing
>>> designed in his head all the way through 2.0, I think it's a safe  
>>> bet
>>> metadata would remain fairly stable for some time to come.
>>
>> I don't thing that's very good reasoning.
>>
>> What about version 3, 4, ... etc? Why not design it to be stable and
>> extensible *by design*, rather than attributing god-like predictive
>> powers to someone.
>
> I can see it from both angles, of course we should be discussing  
> things on
> technical merit and not some fluffy concept of who's better at  
> predicting
> things. On the other hand, Damien has a significant head-start on us  
> all with
> CouchDB and Lotus Notes before it, so if I was going to trust  
> anyone's intuition
> it would be his.

+1.

—

Damien's reasoning is not inconsistent, it just includes one newbie-WTF.
While I'm still for changing it, if it doesn't happen, we just need to  
make sure
TO DOCUMENT THE HELL OUT OF IT.

I got shot down with this proposals three times now — I give up :)

Cheers
Jan
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