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Re: Medium sized binaries, lots of commits and performance

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: Medium sized binaries, lots of commits and performance
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 11:16:41 -0800

On Feb 9, 2005, at 8:53 AM, address@hidden wrote:

Jesper Vad Kristensen writes:

I and the rest of us out here work with Oracle Forms and that means
binary source code.

Are you sure there isn't a way to store them as text or to convert them
to text?  Source control systems are popular enough that there almost
certainly is. Storing them in text form rather than in binary is by far
the best solution to your potential problem.

Jesper also wrote:

> We can't merge,
> granted, but with our external diff application we reap enormous
> benefits from using CVS. Even branching is manageable.

This appears to be a case where adding support for external datatype-specific diff and merge tools would be useful.

Paul Sander | "Lets stick to the new mistakes and get rid of the old
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