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Re: text-base penalty: A proposed solution

From: Scott Lamb <slamb_at_slamb.org>
Date: 2002-12-16 23:26:11 CET

Kean Johnston wrote:
>>Are you saying that hardware is going to get more expensive? It's
>>possible, but it's not the way to bet. At any rate, in
>>countries where
>>disk is expensive, bandwidth also tends to be expensive, or so I
>>understand, so that doesn't really affect the tradeoff.
>
> Internet bandwidth is expensive, not LAN bandwidth. Even in countries
> where computer infrastructure is expensive, the office LAN is relatively
> cheap, and lets face it, the vast majority of developers are likely
> to be connected to a LAN, not a WAN.

That may be true for ClearCase and other commercial RCSs, but it is
definitely not true for Subversion, which intends to replace CVS in the
open source world. I think you're in the minority here.

The pristine text base is a real advantage for me. Even though my
connection to the server is almost always on, the speed advantage of
"svn diff" over "cvs diff" is noticeable and I run that command frequently.

Scott

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