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Re: Perforce outperforms Subversion (by a lot sometimes)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-17 19:08:01 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> They're totally different design philosophies. Perforce is designed
> for a LAN, and the server happily tracks every sandbox of every
> developer. CVS and Subversion are designed for the WAN... lots of
> disconnected work happening, and a potentially unlimited number of
> self-sustaining sandboxes. (Which is why it's so good for open-
> source work -- and anonymous checkouts.)
>
> I don't think Subversion has any goals of changing its design
> philosophy here...

Yes. Obviously, we're always interested in making Subversion faster,
but tracking client-side state on the server would be wandering pretty
far from Subversion's basic design. We should find other ways to do
it.

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