[darcs-users] Warning before adding huge file?

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Tue Mar 15 13:01:07 UTC 2005

On Sun, Mar 13, 2005 at 11:36:14AM -0600, Andrew Wagner wrote:
> Thanks, for the info David!   I just assumed binaries would be kept in 
> their original form, and the primary overhead would just be the extra 
> copies of the data (which is already very significant in most 
> circumstances).  But doing it this way does at least give the user the 
> benefit that if they modify a portion of a binary file, the patch will 
> only contain that portion, yes?

Alas, no, darcs still stores the entire file, it just stores it in hex

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

I don't have time for this myself, but there are plenty of darcs
contributors, and if any of them want to work on this, they're welcome to
do so.
David Roundy

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