We should start a page at mediawiki.org
listing the Pros and Cons of
Church of Emacs:
I'm still not sure whether RevisionDelete is aimed
at replacing the old
deletion schema completely, including the archive table. Could anyone
comment on that please?
It's the logical evolution IMHO.
Ps.: BTW, a question that came to my mind:
Do we wish to retain our bijective Pagename -- Page relationship? (As
opposed to a model, where a new page data set is created when a user
creates a wiki page. Our current model has the flaw, that we can't
differentiate between two completely different articles that have the
same page title (e.g. if article A is deleted and someone else writes
article B with the same page title – they are treated exactly the same,
even though they are logically two different sets of revisions))
I'm not suggesting we drift away from our current approach, just wanted
to note it has some flaws imho.
They may be the same (eg. the same article recreated, page merges...) or
completely different. That could be 'solved' if the parent_revs were