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Re: Cleaning the repository...

From: <hedley.finger_at_myob.com>
Date: 2007-01-16 23:12:31 CET

Andy, Sebastian:

> cheap copies

For the unwashed, unwary, and unclued, what is a "cheap copy"? I've shied
away from Subversion because I understood this term to mean that versions,
tags, and branches all represent complete copies of every file, with
successive changes creating a new file. Some older systems store a base
file with deltas and admin data so that when a particular version is
retrieved, the file is edited to remove irrelevant deltas.

If Subversion uses copies, won't a project consisting of thousands of
files rapidly eat up your disk quota. No doubt this information is in The
Book but I couldn't find it.


Hedley Finger
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