[Gdal-dev] RFC 3: GDAL Commiter Guildlines

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Oct 27 13:41:30 EDT 2006

Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Sorry for going off-topic, but what is the "cost" of creating a branch 
> in CVS? It's just a flag in CVS that you create and use with a single 
> command-line switch, that can't cost more than 0.02$. ;)


The cost is the extra complication in the CVS history - ie. the log
command gets much more complicated and less comprehensible.  I will
conceed the cost is perhaps more in my head than in reality.

>  From what I read it seems that SVN automagically duplicates all the 
> branched directories and files in all copies that you checkout... that's 
> a cost in download time and hard drive space. So if you ask me I'd be 
> tempted to think that branching costs more in messiness, time and disk 
> space with SVN than CVS.

Normally one does not pull down the full repository, just one branch or
the trunk.  In this case the branches don't take extra traffic.

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