[Ffmpeg-devel] SVN dump

Christian Iversen chrivers
Wed Apr 18 21:55:28 CEST 2007

On Wednesday 18 April 2007, Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Apr 2007 23:19:21 -0600 (MDT)
> Loren Merritt <lorenm at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> > I wonder what svn-dump does that makes it so much more compressible than
> > the repository itself, and can git do the same?
> Simple: every change is expressed by the full new version
> of the file. This is said to be more portable, but i don't
> know. For me it looks like a waste of bits.
> 			Attila Kinali

Of course it's a waste of bits, but it's not meant to ever be a storage 
formate. It's an intermediate format that is very easy to process with tools 
such as svndumptool.py.

If they only stored deltas in the dumps, this would be much harder and quite 
likely much slower.

Christian Iversen

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