[darcs-users] Darcs and binary files question

Samuel A. Falvo II sam.falvo at falvotech.com
Sat Jul 3 02:05:30 UTC 2004

On Friday 02 July 2004 07:10 pm, David Brown wrote:
> It currently stores a complete copy (in hex) of both the old and new
> version.  Perhaps a merger of an rdiff type algorithm with darcs patch
> theory might yield something quite useful for darcs.  I haven't
> thought much about it, though.

Maybe a better approach would be the use of a variation of LZ77 to 
produce a difference from old to new.  Of course, the goal isn't 
compression, but the compression scheme is predicated on finding 
differences and similarities between binary files.

Samuel A. Falvo II

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