Re: design q -- are revisions linear or parallel?

From: Tomas Frydrych (
Date: Sat May 18 2002 - 16:26:55 EDT

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    > When people use the revision marks feature in other word processors,
    > which is the most common use case?

    The system I suggested would on its own work for sequential
    revision only. In reality you always get sequential revision, since
    even if you have editors B and C working independently on A's
    version, they are each involved in a simple sequential revison of A.

    The other thing that we would want to add to on the top of this this
    is the ability to open two documents at once, see their differences
    and merge them into a single document. Basically, you would just
    need to renumber the revisions in one of the two documents so that
    the id's would not overlap, and the use something like diff+patch to
    process the two docs.

    In combination the sequential revisions handling and ability to
    merge would make it possible to implement a scenario of any


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