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svn and binary files.

From: James Courtier-Dutton <James_at_superbug.co.uk>
Date: 2006-09-22 21:23:53 CEST


Is there any way in svn to provide more efficient storage of binary
files. E.g. Documents instead of source code.
E.g. A xml document, where all the xml statements are on one line. A
single character difference will result in diff thinking the entire file
is different.

For example, if it was a openoffice document, svn would have to unzip
it, diff all the files inside, and then only store the changes.
With a MS Word document in .xml format, the unzip stage could be missed.

For a native MS Word document, a special diff program would be needed to
identify differences that only a diff program that could understand the
.doc format could do.

This is all probably some way away, but as a stepping stone, a diff
program that worked on a character basis instead of a line basis could help.


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