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Re: history of the tags (was: hitory of the tags)

From: Donald Sharp
Subject: Re: history of the tags (was: hitory of the tags)
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 14:27:18 -0500
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On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 01:26:57PM -0500, Derek R. Price wrote:
> Donald Sharp wrote:
> > The thing that really concerns me about this is that the history file
> > can get quite large and will tend to grow much quicker now with these
> > changes.  For instance we had a repository with a history
> > file that was 118megs.  Parsing that took quite some time, and in the
> > end we just removed the history file as that we didn't feel that it
> > actually provided us with usefull information.
> How long did it take to build a history file that big?  How big was the 
> project?


Not too terribly long.  My recollection was that it took only a matter of
months to get a 20meg file( after we deleted it the first time ).  
The project is quite huge... and there was/are lot's of files in the 
repository with a rather large number of tags. 


> I would have thought checkout records were overkill.  You know what might be
> interesting in conjunction with this.  A config file string that took the 
> same flags
> which can be passed to 'history -x' and filtered records *before* they were 
> written
> to the history file.
> Derek
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