Re: Mercurial 0.4b vs git patchbomb benchmark

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 14:51:20 EST

On Fri, 29 Apr 2005, Matt Mackall wrote:
> Here's an excerpt from on how
> the back-end works.

Any notes on how you maintain repository-level information?

For example, the expense in BK wasn't the single-file history, it was the
_repository_ history, ie the "ChangeSet" file. Which grows quite slowly,
but because it _always_ grows, it ends up being quite big and expensive to
parse after three years.

Ie do you have the git kind of "independent trees/commits", or do you
create a revision history of those too?

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