[Mono-list] Enormous diffs

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Tue, 5 Feb 2002 16:28:50 +0100

On 02/05/02 Mike Kestner wrote:
> Let me further explain.  The xml file I mentioned is 652K.  Every diff I 
> produce shows a single 652K line deleted, and a single 652K line 
> inserted.  Instant 1.3M diff.  That seems like a lot of bandwidth just 
> so folks can filter it after they download it.

Is this a generated file? If it is it should not go into cvs.
Or the generator can insert newlines at the end of the tags
so that a one-line change will result in just a couple lines of diff
(and this looks like a good idea even if the file is not generated).


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