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Re: Branching models

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-05 17:13:11 CET

On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 09:48, Luiz Daniel Lapolla wrote:

> Can subversion cheap copies cope with all this branching without loosing
> (too much) performance?

When you branch in subversion, all you're doing is duplicating a single
directory node. It's like making a hard-link. That's why it's O(1)
time. When you start changing things underneath the branch-copy, then
new nodes start getting generated "just in time"... any unchanged nodes
are still shared between the two trees.

So make as many copies as you want. Is has nothing to do with
performance.

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