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Re: build_tree_from_entries

From: Sam TH <sam_at_uchicago.edu>
Date: 2001-04-26 23:33:05 CEST

On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 02:17:47PM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> 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)

Really? Is the major expense the diff generation, or the commit? If
it's the diff generation, there still isn't a big win for anonymous
checkouts, right?
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