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RE: binary files bad idea? why?

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: binary files bad idea? why?
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 19:18:47 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 15:06:59 (-0400), Jim.Hyslop wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: binary files bad idea? why?
> CVS can easily handle binary files. It's just not necessarily as efficient
> at handling them as it is at handling text files. That is an outcome of the
> history of the utility - it was originally designed to handle source files.

There are also still many cases where surprises will crop up later,
often nasty and very difficult to deal with surprises.

Don't put binary files into CVS and expect it to work 100%.

                                                Greg A. Woods

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