[darcs-users] Is darcs optimize --compress still useful?

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Tue Mar 24 01:07:10 UTC 2009


On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 11:37:11AM +1100, Trent W. Buck wrote:
> 
> So compression is (significantly) useful when and only when we get packs?

I don't know what "significantly" means, but it's about a factor of 2 on
the GHC darcs repo:
    http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-March/018483.html

I don't know about packs; probably around a factor of 3, given the camp
figures:
    http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-March/018484.html
but you could check by seeing how well all the darcs patches
concatenated together compress.


Thanks
Ian



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