Mercurial: an alternative to git
Posted Sep 15, 2005 14:43 UTC (Thu) by bos
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Caveat lector: I work on Mercurial a lot.
Yes, git pack objects are often smaller than Mercurial's storage uses.
The reason is that, as I recall, git packs data for multiple files into a single pack object, which Mercurial does not do.
I believe, from hearsay, that Mercurial's approach has some practical advantages over git's pack files, but as I don't know enough about how git works in this specific area, I won't bother trying to make stuff up :-)
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