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From:
Leon Timmermans
Date:
August 6, 2012 02:54
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] Module::CoreList delta support
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On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 3:37 AM, David Golden <xdaveg@gmail.com> wrote:
> What I *don't* like about compression (even though I played around
> with such approaches) is that it's opaque on disk, which makes
> reviewing deltas extremely difficult.  What changed from version X to
> Y?  Did module Z actually get updated or not?  Ugh.  Let's unpack the
> data (or run the code) and find out... instead of "git diff".  But
> it's wizard for minimizing disk size, which is where this whole idea
> started.

That could be solved if the compressed form is created at install
time, instead of at authoring time.

Leon

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