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Re: The minimum commint unit?

From: vichy <vichy.kuo_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 22:51:11 +0800

2009/2/5 Robert Graf-Waczenski <rgw_at_lsoft.com>
> vichy wrote:
> 2009/2/5 Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
>> On Feb 5, 2009, at 06:48, vichy wrote:
>>> Dear all:
>>> There is a comparison on the web which says the minimum commit unit of svn is a line, while the minimum unit of VSS is file.
>>> But I cannot feel this difference.
>>> Is that true?
>> I don't know VSS.
>> In Subversion, a commit is any change, be that a line of a file, many lines of many files, just adding a directory, just changing a file's property, etc
> Hi:
> thanks for your help.
> I use VSS and SVN right now.
> But I cannot realize what the minimum commit unit means?
> each can change a single line and commit, right?
> The information is at row 4 of website,http://www.cnblogs.com/yansc/archive/2008/09/27/1300954.html
> appreciate your help,
> vichy
> Sorry, but i (and presumably quite a few people on this list) can't read the language on the website that you quote, so you should try to explain to us (i.e. translate) what they say about the concept of minimum commit unit. Without this explanation, i fear that we can not help you much because it could literally mean everything, so any attempt to say what "commit unit" svn has (uses? likes for dinner? - you name it) would be pointless.
> Almost any modern SCCS (and hence also SVN) is better than VSS, so a detailed comparison is mostly a waste of time anyway.
> Robert

Thanks for your kind help.
I use svn and vss right now, and I definitely know svn is better than vss.
But I have to explain the goodnesses to someone unfamiliar with this tool.
I apologize the information is Chinese instead of English.
The row 4 of the table shows the English below:

smallest commit block is a file a line is the smallest
commit block

I cannot figure out what is the minimum commit unit and I cannot
google any information on the web, so I post it here.
Maybe someone knows the source can help me.
Maybe the information is wrong.
appreciate your help,


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