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From: Darren Garvey (lists.drrngrvy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-27 17:53:22

On 27/08/07, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
> > on Sat Aug 25 2007, "Darren Garvey"
> > <> wrote:
> >> As it stands, the 'branch' appears to be a subset of boost, whereas
> >> I would have expected a complete 'fork' (albeit a temporary one).
> >
> > Yeah, a complete fork is what I would expect, and probably want.
> That's OK with me, but SVN copy will have to be not just cheap, but
> *very* cheap or disk usage will explode.

>From 'the SVN book' (

"The main point here is that copies are cheap, both in time and space. Make
branches as often as you want."

IIUC, the copy is little more than a symlink (and probably a few table


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