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Re: gnulib-v0.1: a non-event

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: gnulib-v0.1: a non-event
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:07:50 -0700

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Gary V. Vaughan <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Oct 29, 2013, at 4:10 PM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> However, isn't this based on the premise that shallow clones are
>> somehow useful?
> Sure.  Why copy 8000 changesets when you know for sure that you only
> care about the last 100 or so at the most?

When you use ./bootstrap --gnulib-srcdir=DIR, you end up sharing the
vast majority of the referenced .git/ directory.  When you use
a shallow clone, you actually consume *more* space: no sharing at all.

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