# Re: Moving files within the repository

From: Christophe Labouisse <gabuzo_at_tigris.org>
Date: 2004-02-02 00:38:44 CET

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004 17:08:51 -0500
"Greg M" <gmartyn@verizon.net> wrote:

> Also, if we're using hashes, we might be able to stop storing a
> duplicate of each file in the .svn\text-base directory. If we use a
> hash that tells us which part of the file has changed, we could
> request just that part of the file from the repository, and then do
> the diff against that. For people with large working copies, having
> each file stored in 3 places (The working copy, the working copy's
> .svn\text-base directory, and in the repository) really begins to
> hurt, especially when one of those could be eliminated.

In my opinion using hashes instead of storing the original file is a
good thing for large binary files. Storing a bunch of hashes for each
file can also find out which part of a binary file have changed. However
I don't think it's interesting on text files as there are many ways to
find differences with a granularity way better than hashes can provide.

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