I was expecting for dbvals to have the same value semantics as Clojure data structures. This would mean I can have multiple timelines. In git parlance, “rewind and branch from past”. I understand that if the branch was pushed it would be a merge.
This does not work as I expected. My present understanding is: d/with will return a dbval with the most up-to-date d/basis-t which has been constrained by setting a d/as-of flag. So all dbvals will always have a basis-t of the highest t value known to the peer.
What is going on? Why is it implemented this way?