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Re: Auto add files in a directory?

From: Andrew A. Raines <aaraines_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2004-03-04 04:13:17 CET

Jeff Bowden <jlb@houseofdistraction.com> writes:

> Well, my understanding of bzip2 compression, and block-oriented
> encoding schemes in general, is that small changes to the source
> lead to large changes in output such that nothing would be gained
> by storing diffs.

It turns out that the binary diff doesn't occur at the layer we've
been talking about.

On a commit, Subversion sees all files, binary and text, as streams
of data directly from the network. The algorithm intelligently
notices differences in those streams regardless of the overlaying
file type. (In a local working copy, however, the svn command uses
a classic contextual diff where applicable.)

So, throw in your kitchen sink, full of dirty dishes; Subversion
doesn't care.

-- 
    aaraines@pobox.com (Andrew A. Raines)
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