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Re: text-base penalty: A proposed solution

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2002-12-16 19:46:28 CET

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 07:35:32PM -0600, Scott Lamb wrote:
> I'm having trouble seeing the "double the disk space" as a significant
> problem. Are you in an environment in which you develop over the LAN but
> the extra disk space is a significant expense? Do you know of people who
> are? It sounds to me like this is a hypothetical situation, not one
> you've actually encountered. You've also said disk prices are higher in
> other countries...do you have a figure?
The total of all my working copies at work is somewhere on the order of 50GB.
So to double that, I would need a new disk. I would really love to see the
duplicate on edit model, especially since it could also improve directory
traversal times dramatically.

Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
     "Historically speaking, the presences of wheels in Unix
     has never precluded their reinvention." - Larry Wall

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