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Re: build_tree_from_entries

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-04-26 23:17:47 CEST

On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 04:00:53PM -0500, Sam TH wrote:
>...
> other files in the SVN directory, and parsing them as well. This
> brings up another question - what does text-base do? Is it really
> another full-size copy of the text in the working copy? That seems
> really space-inefficent.

Having the pristine copy means that clients can quickly generate diffs. This
also means we can send a diff over the wire. CVS sends fulltext(!) on a
commit.

Disk is cheap.

And if you *still* don't want it, then some far future version will allow
you to skip the full copy. And yes, that would imply that you'd have to
start shipping full copies up to the server on a commit.

(omitting the local copy actually makes *great* sense for anonymous
 checkouts of a repository)

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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