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Re: performance enhancement by working copy svn server

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 17:38:11 -0500

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 12:23 PM, Oren Eini (Murphy & Associates)
<v-orene_at_microsoft.com> wrote:
> From my perspective, I really like SVN's ability to figure what changed on its own, without having to be told.

So do we all. That's why we've always talked about making the 'svn
edit' model into an *optional* mode of working. Try using subversion
with a 700MB source tree; running 'svn status' takes minutes to crawl
the tree (along with commits and updates).

> And having the metadata localized allows to do wierd things like manually merge WC temporarily, or easily take a smaller piece of the WC and move it elsewhere.

That's what we've been telling ourselves for 8 years; it turns out
that nobody actually ever breaks working copies into small portable
pieces. And the price we pay for scattered metadata is huge.

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