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Re: Space wasting

From: Alvin Thompson <al_at_thompsonlogic.com>
Date: 2004-03-08 18:45:47 CET

um, i'm not following you. how is it high-cost in development resources?
there are only about a billion libraries out there that facilitate
compressed folders, and even a 6-year-old or older processor can keep
up. it probably wouldn't significantly change more than a few lines of code.

as i see it, it solves these issues:
* it saves space, even over a 'perfect' file system
* it prevents false hits using most 'file find' tools
* it prevents whining from fools who don't know how to configure their
build scripts to ignore SVN directories
* it helps alleviate the problems .NET weenies have been having
* it helps the tortoise SVN speed issues.

basically, it fixes all apps (including those not mentioned above) which
have to recursively scan folders to do their job. you don't think this
is a more elegant solution than requiring every other program on the
planet to be 'SVN aware'?


Andreas Kostyrka wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:19:40PM -0500, Alvin Thompson wrote:
>>+1. it's a low-cost solution that would help solve many issues.
> Actually it's high-cost (in development resources) solution to a non-issue?
> (a bug in some MS tools?)
> Andreas

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