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#bamboo

The #p2panda folks gave me the opportunity to flesh out some ideas beyond bamboo, here is a write-up: https://aljoscha-meyer.de/magma

This investigates what sort of system you get when you consider every entry of the log to describe a state change, and then always publish both the state change compared to the predecessor entry, and the state change compared to the skip link predecessor, in a single entry. It generalizes bamboo and append-only logs, as those just implement a very particular kind of state change, namely, appending to a log.

The write-up is incomplete (it just stops at some point) and will stay that way, but there is still a lot of interesting stuff that goes beyond bamboo in there. I will eventually try to publish this in a scientific paper, but it will be a while until I get to that.

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