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Re: Space wasting

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2004-03-09 12:17:00 CET

On 2004-03-09 12:10:41 +0100, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> The axiom should probably read 'disk space is cheaper than
> bandwidth' which holds even on PDA's which presumably are going to
> use mobile phone connections to synchronize with repositories.
> Retrieving or sending full text-bases will make the Subversion
> communication protocols *much* slower than they currently are.
> Removing the text-bases will remove the ability to send diffs over
> the wire...

This is wrong. If the file has not been modified, nothing needs to be
transfered for this file. Moreover one doesn't have diffs for binary
files (the text-base would be useful for "svn revert", though). The
point is that one can save disk space for things that wouldn't require
bandwidth in practice (most of the time).

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