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Re: Size of revs file when deleting lines in a big text file - Bug?

From: Martin Scharrer <mailinglists_at_madmarty.de>
Date: 2006-12-10 02:52:53 CET

On Saturday 09 December 2006 18:44, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 12/9/2006 12:58 PM, Martin Scharrer wrote:
> > Hi,
> > no one any additional ideas about it here?
> > Should I post it to the dev list?
>
> That sounds reasonable. I'd change the example a little, though.
>
> - always doing adds on even revisions and dels on odd ones could
> interact somehow with the skip-delta algorithm. You might want some
> sort of random choice (or at least less of a repetitive pattern) to add
> a line or delete a line.
Yes, that's true but the interaction is not this strong. I used a lot of
revisions to minimise this. But some random influence can't hurt here.

> - your exact example isn't reproducible because nobody else has the same
> input file. If you can put together a script that creates the input and
> then works with it the developers could try it themselves, and see
> what's going on.
This also crossed my mind before. I will going to write one such a script.

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