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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Some issues

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Some issues
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 17:16:13 +0100
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On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 06:01:51PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Andrew Suffield:
> > The hard part is writing a patch. xdelta has no such equivalent. The
> > only thing it does is delta-compression. tla has no real use for that.
> This is simply not true.  Version control makes perfect sense even if
> you don't have fuzzy merging algorithms.

And tla supports it just fine. Your complaint was that it does not
support fuzzy merging for things which do not support fuzzy merging;
my response is "duh".

As has been said many times before, delta-compression is completely
orthogonal and involves no format changes to anything. I believe IBM
actually sell some storage devices which do it opportunistically for
all files, for the ultimate variety.

  .''`.  ** Debian GNU/Linux ** | Andrew Suffield
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