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

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-15 16:23:37 CET

Glenn Maynard <g_sub@zewt.org> writes:
> 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
> intentionally".
>
> Anyhow, I understand this not being a high priority; I'm just registering
> myself periodically as somebody who could really use this. :)

The reason we haven't implemented 'svn obliterate' is solely technical
difficulty -- it's hard to do. It is not a philosophical position
against deleting data, it's just a question of priorities.

Hope this helps clarify things,
-Karl

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