[darcs-users] Warning before adding huge file?

Patrick McFarland pmcfarland at downeast.net
Mon Mar 14 06:08:34 UTC 2005

On Sunday 13 March 2005 08:39 am, David Roundy wrote:
> Darcs isn't very efficient in its handling of binary files.  Everything
> scales right (O(N)), which sometimes makes this faster than text files,
> where the diff can be O(N^2), but darcs stores the binary files in hex, and
> the conversions back and forth between hex and binary aren't well
> optimized.  It probably isn't too hard to optimize, but hasn't ever been a
> real priority.

Could you make this a priority? I want to store binary files in my repo, and I 
don't want insane overhead like that.

Patrick "Diablo-D3" McFarland || pmcfarland at downeast.net
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd 
all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to
repetitive electronic music." -- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989
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