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Mon, Apr. 18th, 2011, 08:39 am
bramcohen: Re: Consistency

I believe the terms you would like are 'commutative and associative'. What I mean by 'eventual consistency' is that if everybody eventually pulls in all the same history, they'll all wind up at the same value (assuming no merge conflicts). At least that's what I think I mean, I'm just trying to use the same terminology as earlier posts.

I suspect that every layer is a spoiler for eventual consistency by the way. It just plain won't happen unless you do some very artificial canonical reordering of changes when new history comes in, and that can result in bizarre codebase jumping around in some edge cases.

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