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Re: simple performance question on CVS

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: simple performance question on CVS
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 17:28:33 -0400 (EDT)

Mark D. Baushke writes:
> The SCCS file format is the one that uses the mechanism you seem to
> believe is a big hit on performance.

No, it doesn't, although that's a common misconception.  SCCS uses an
"interleaved delta" format that allows it to reconstruct any revision of
the file in constant time.  For more details, see:

-Larry Jones

Girls are like slugs -- they probably serve some purpose, but
it's hard to imagine what. -- Calvin

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