Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 10, 2005 08:22 PM
> I thought there were problems with Binary cuments? > Don't I need to set some flag or something to tell > it if the document is Binary or Text?
CVS did and needed a flag which would prevent it from touching binary files at all. It would store a brand new copy of binary files for each revision. Subversion automatically detects binary files and uses a special alogithm that is actually designed to save the deltas from binary files. Not exactly sure how it works underneath (would have to look at the source) but it seems to work well.