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Re: Revision # theorhetical upper limit

From: Reid Spencer <reid_at_x10sys.com>
Date: 2004-05-19 02:42:24 CEST

On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 12:35, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> So you'd have to commit every second for the next 60 years or so, to use
> up all 2 billion revisions. On a 64-bit machine, it would take much
> longer.

Hmm, yeah about 585 billion years! :).

Kinda makes me wonder if there should be a contest to reward the first
*legitimate* open source project to reach the one million commit mark.
One hundred developers doing 10 commits a day could get there in 2.7

For a billion commits, a thousand developers doing 10 commits a day
could get there in 274 years :)

Perhaps a more realistic score board would be to publish the projects
with the highest number of commits per month. Not exactly an accurate
reflection of project activity since the contest would tend to foster
lots of smaller, otherwise unnecessary, commits. But, it might be an
interesting benchmark on SVN itself. Projects could strive for 10,000
or 100,000 commits per month.

Perhaps I'll write a little C program to compute the number of commits
in a given time range.


Received on Wed May 19 02:42:57 2004

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