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Re: Cheap copies? Moves?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-26 17:00:28 CET

Markus KARG wrote:
> I am not an expert, but if you try to understand how SVN works, then the
> following should be true (also it matches my experience with SVN in the
> past years):
> Moves: A move is a copy with a delete, so it is cheap if the similar
> copy is cheap.
> URL -> WC and WC -> URL cannot be cheap, since you must push information
> over the wire to do that, obviously.

For files in the WC that are unchanged or have changes that
have been committed, copying WC ->URL can be cheap because
the meta-information in the WC allows the existing repository
copy to be located.

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Fri Jan 26 17:00:54 2007

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