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Re: [PROPOSAL] Addition of rsync algorithm for saving bandwidth in 'svn takeover'

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-12 20:01:54 CEST

On Jul 12, 2005, at 12:50 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> The problem is that we're no longer KISS. Adding rsync-like code
> has a cost: we have to maintain it, debug it, and support it
> forever more. And I don't think the problem it's solving is
> actually a problem we need to care about. The benefit is negligible.

Hm, sorry for the verbosity. Let me sum up in one sentence:

"Your unadorned patch prevents people from re-downlading 95% of their
project; it's not worth adding rsync-complexity to prevent users from
re-downloading an additional 3%."

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