[Openmcl-devel] ccl 1.11 release and GitHub

Ralf Mattes rm at seid-online.de
Tue Feb 14 08:56:56 UTC 2017


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 09:09:08AM +0100, Ralf Mattes wrote:
> 
> > That means that repos containing binaries that change often will tend to grow in size very much faster than repos that contain only text.
> 
> I think this is wrong. Change one whitespace in a text file and a new
> object is created (named by it's md5 sum. Commits pretty much only
> ppoint to a collection of md5 sums).

To be fair, that's only true until you run git's garbage collector (git
gc) which will create packfiles[1] where files are stored as deltas (but
in reverse order, i.e. older versions are stored as deltas to the latest
version).

  Cheers, Ralf Mattes


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