[Israel.pm] Fwd: Some Notes from the Meeting

Gabor Szabo szabgab at gmail.com
Sat Apr 24 23:50:20 PDT 2010

On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 11:04 PM, sawyer x <xsawyerx at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This sounds strange to me, because branching and tagging in
>> Subversion are reportedly cheap, constant-time O(1) operations, and I've
>> studied the Subversion architecture to verify it. I often branched the
>> Freecell Solver's trunk which is 26M in size and it didn't take more than a
>> few seconds. svn.kde.org has many branches and each of them keeps the entire
>> KDE source code and is positively huge with 100s of mega-bytes of files.
> You're on to me, I lied! I fabricated the whole "going to prepare
> coffee" bit. In fact, it was so blindingly fast (as you demonstrate in
> your comment) that I was surprised at its speed and held a grudge for
> Subversion on this topic alone from that point on.
> I then invented the whole coffee routine (I actually don't drink
> coffee - ever, only tea) as a cover-up story in case someone calls up
> on me when I trash Subversion in public.

I have not encountered *that* slowness either so maybe there was something
in your particular setup that is different from what Shlomi and I have
or we were just lucky and the regular case is what you encountered.

Or, maybe, you have an extremely fast coffee machine that makes tea.


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