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Re: Re: Show file sizes in "Show Log" window and similar

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 08:18:52 -0400

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 07:05, Ralf Onat <kongomongo_at_gmx.net> wrote:
>> Subversion doesn't store the size of each file as metadata, so to do
>> this one would have to run svn cat against each file's URL for each
>> revision & count the bytes. To do so would be extremely expensive.
>
> I guess it's unlikely that this change can be pushed into subversion then? What would be your guess?

I would guess that it'd be a very hard argument to win. Such a feature
would hammer disk & network (since you can't stream a diff to the
client, each operation would require the full file) I/O & have the
potential to be very easily abused.

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