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Re: A simple (?) suggestion from a svn fan :)

From: Jani Averbach <jaa_at_cc.jyu.fi>
Date: 2003-02-24 19:04:29 CET

On 24 Feb 2003, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Internally, Subversion uses a binary diff algorithm to express all
> file differences, regardless of whether a file contains text or binary
> data. So when you store successive versions of a binary file in a
> Subversion repository, you *are* getting differential (compressed)
> storage. (CVS, because it uses RCS, has to store the entire binary
> file over and over.)

I would be nice if this is stated out very clearly (like your above
paragraph does) in the book. I.e. in the section:
"Appendix A. Subversion for CVS Users: Binary files and translation".

BR, Jani

Jani Averbach
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Received on Mon Feb 24 19:05:21 2003

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