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Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-12-08 18:34:22 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> I don't know how we're less efficient. In the worst case, we take up
> just as much space as storing both versions of the file.

You ignored the parenthetical:

> (since there is currently no way to delete unneeded revisions from Subversion

With a filesystem, you can delete the old "revisions" if they are never
going to be needed again (or you can archive them to tape). In terms of
storage itself, Subversion will never be worse, but in terms of
management, I'm not the first person to ask for 'svn obliterate' to
remove unnecessary binaries from a repository.

John

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