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Re: Compressed Pristines (Custom Format?)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 06:32:23 -0400

On Mar 23, 2012 5:59 AM, "Ben Smith-Mannschott" <bsmith.occs_at_gmail.com>
wrote:
>
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:22, Ashod Nakashian <ashodnakashian_at_yahoo.com>
wrote:
>...
> > Now, does this justify the cost of a new file-format? That's reasonable
to argue. My take is that the proposed file-format is simple enough and the
gains (especially on large projects with many branches/tags checked) should
justify this overhead.
>
> It seems to me that these are the same issues that drove the design of
> git's repository format, where individual items are first stored
> individually gzipped (loose) and then periodically combined into
> efficient pack files to save additional space and file system
> overhead.
>
> Why invent a new format, when one exists that could serve?

Please read Ash's document. He already considered and covered the git pack
file format.

-g
Received on 2012-03-23 11:32:59 CET

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