Poor example in "Look Ma! No Network!

marc gonzalez-carnicer carnicer at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 08:35:32 CDT 2006

imho, that example is very useful. the book is not
only directed to VCS experts.

2006/10/19, schoon at hsva.de <schoon at hsva.de>:
> Dear collective authors,
> I am no expert, but I suggest that the explanation that
> "..., but imagine the repercussions if you try to commit
> a one line change to a 400MB file and have to send the
> whole file to the server!" is removed. It can be found
> in the box with the title "Look Ma! No Network!".
> I find it misleading since we don't have to send the
> entire file in order to communicate such a change. I
> think about the program rsync which manage to pull off
> feats like this with a clever algorithm, see e.g.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsync .
> Yours
> Johannes Schöön
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