On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Petr Baudis <pa...@ucw.cz> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 05:27:20AM -0800, Ido Ran wrote:
>> So my question is how can git still be used as database backend.
>> I'm open for ideas, I just don't see it yet.
> Then why do you actually want to do it? :-) It's not clear what your
> goals are, you should specify them first, then check how can (or can't)
> git fit the goals.

I'm not sure that git is a good candidate for a direct replacement for
a database per se.

However I can think of applications which currently use, say
relational databases, which might be better served by a 'versioned
file system' like git.

One example is a wiki.  Ward Cunningham's original wiki used (probably
still uses) the file system to save the wiki pages, and relied on
users to manually weed out unwanted changes.  Wikipedia uses a complex
relational database to save wiki pages and provide version control.
Building a wiki on git would seem to be a fairly natural idea, but I
don't think that the interface between the app and git would look like
a relational db api.

Rick DeNatale

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