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Re: recent client-side corruptions and Alpha

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2002-07-13 00:41:31 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> 4. Frustrated by the previous crash, you attempt to commit your mods
> again. Your working copy reports that you're committing against
> r2 of foo, so there's no server-side conflict; and now you send
> *binary* diffs between r1 and r1+M and unknowingly apply them to
> r2 of foo on the server (which already looks like r1+M). Voila,
> instant garbage.

Binary diffs meaning what exactly? That the diffs are to just replace
byte ranges of data instead of looking like 'diff' output?


Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com>
Web and OS performance plots - http://www.orcaware.com/orca/
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