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From "Jukka Zitting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (OAK-171) Add NodeState.compareAgainstBaseState()
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:55:35 GMT

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Jukka Zitting resolved OAK-171.
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       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s: 0.4
         Assignee: Jukka Zitting

Indeed it looks like we actually won't need the generic compare() method anywhere, so I removed
it in revision 1359048.
                
> Add NodeState.compareAgainstBaseState()
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: OAK-171
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OAK-171
>             Project: Jackrabbit Oak
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: core
>            Reporter: Jukka Zitting
>            Assignee: Jukka Zitting
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.4
>
>
> The {{NodeStore.compare()}} method provides a common mechanism for comparing any two
node states, and we originally decided to put the method on the {{NodeStore}} interface instead
of on {{NodeState}} as for performance reasons we may want to dispatch the actual diffing
operation based on the implementation of either one of the given {{NodeState}} instances.
> In practice it turns out that there's an important special case of this operation, comparing
a {{NodeState}} against an earlier version of it (i.e. a base state), that is easy to dispatch
based on just the modified state and is used so often that keeping the separate {{NodeStore}}
reference around for the comparison operation tends to unnecessarily complicate relevant code.
> Thus I'd like to introduce a {{NodeState.compareAgainstBaseState()}} method signature
in {{oak-core}} for this specific case. We'd still keep the {{NodeStore.compare()}} method
around for more complicated diffing cases.

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