On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Sitaram Chamarty <sitar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> It seems to me that whatever namespaces can do, can functionally be
> done using just a subdirectory of branches.   The only real
> differences I can see are (a) a client sees less branch clutter, and
> (b) a fetch/clone pulls down less if the big stuff is in another
> namespace.
> I would like to understand what other uses/reasons were thought of.

(I should mention that I am asking from the client perspective.  I
know that on the server this has potential to save a lot of disk

> I looked for discussion on the ml archives.  I found the patch series
> but could not easily find much *discussion* of the feature and its
> design.  I found one post [1] that indicated that "part of the
> rationale..." (being what I described above), but I would like to
> understand the *rest* of the rationale.
> Pointers to gmane are also fine, or brief descriptions of uses [being]
> made of this.
> [1]: 
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/175832/match=namespace
> Thanks
> --
> Sitaram

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