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

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2003-02-24 19:13:26 CET

Jani Averbach <jaa@cc.jyu.fi> writes:
> 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".

Well, this is mentioned in Chapter 1, but it might be a good candidate
for a sidebar there as well as a bit or two in Appendix A to allay the
fears of CVS users.



Brian W. Fitzpatrick    <fitz_at_red-bean.com>   http://www.red-bean.com/fitz/
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