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Re: Any problems w/ very large (10-100MB) binary files?

From: Glenn Maynard <g_sub_at_zewt.org>
Date: 2004-11-13 20:25:13 CET

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 09:28:34PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> You're right. Glenn's objection is that SVN cannot easily lose data,
> while CVS can.

Not quite. My objection is that SVN can't delete data, while CVS can.
Losing data and deleting data are different things.

My filesystem, running XFS, has never lost data. I delete files every
day. Being able to delete data while never losing data are orthogonal.

It seems to me that the "don't lose data" design consideration was taken
a little too far, and "lose data" ended up including "removing data

Anyhow, I understand this not being a high priority; I'm just registering
myself periodically as somebody who could really use this. :)

Glenn Maynard
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Received on Sat Nov 13 20:26:21 2004

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