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Re: sccs2rcs to perl

From: Karl E. Jorgensen
Subject: Re: sccs2rcs to perl
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 20:52:17 +0000
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On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 10:55:37AM -0800, Stephen Rasku wrote:
> I believe what he is refering to is that the more SCCS will get slower the 
> more revisions you have in a file.  Getting a file from RCS/CVS should be a 
> constant time event for the latest version because RCS/CVS stores the latest 
> revision verbatim.  However, as I understand it,  SCCS saves each version as 
> "#ifdefs".  I don't think it stores a complete copy of the latest revision.  

Almost: SCCS stores the first version ad verbatim, followed by a delta
for each version (=revision in RCS-speak).

#ifdefs is a C (/C++?) thing.

> As such, it will have to calculate what is in the latest version and how long 
> this takes will depend on how many revisions you have.  

Karl E. Jørgensen
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