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Re: vcdelta, xdelta, or what?

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2000-09-09 21:56:07 CEST

> A small suggestion:

> Within the SVN delta encoding, have a word that is used to indicate
> the format of the encoding. Also, build all clients from day one to
> complain about unrecognized encodings. We can then choose a
> different encoding at some future time, whatever the outcome is now.

The vcdiff header begins with the four bytes "VCD\0", where the 0 is a
version number. Other encodings probably have their own identifying
bytes, and we can always tack them onto the beginning if they don't.
It may be redundant to add our own identifier to encodings which
already have them.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:08 2006

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