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Re: Branko, are you out there?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-04-18 00:53:13 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:

> Branko, I sure hope you're still there. :-)

RIght here. I''ll say, though, getting back to work after having
swithced off the brain for a month and a half is ... a
character-buildling experience ...

> Pretty soon, I'm going to check in a rough design for
> reverse-deltification. It's somewhat complex (JimB pointed out some
> clever things we can do with delta composition, similar to what RCS
> does), and it will have to be implemented after the separation of file
> metadata from contents, which gives us at least a week of pounding on
> the draft before we'd start coding it.
> Are you interested in this problem?

Sure I am! It's something I haven't done before, and I always like to
learn new stuff.

> If so, can you review the draft
> when I check it in? You can decide whether you want to do the actual
> implementation later. :-)

That's notes/fs-improvements.txt, right? (I already read your draft, of
course, despite your explicit order not to. How could I resist?)

By the way, if anyone knows about any papers on the subject, please
yell. I'm searching the ACM digital library right now, getting promising
results, too. But it's easy to miss a relevant article.

> (Obviously, anyone else is welcome to do this too; I'm addressing
> Branko because I suspect this fits his abilities and inclinations
> particularly well.)

Yeah, a weirdo with a warped sense of humour and auto-agressive
tendencies, that's me. :-)

Brane �ibej
    home:   <brane_at_xbc.nu>             http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
    work:   <branko.cibej_at_hermes.si>   http://www.hermes-softlab.com/
     ACM:   <brane_at_acm.org>            http://www.acm.org/
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