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What does cheap copying/branching mean for a versioning system like SVN?

One of the advantages of SVN over CVS as given here is cheap copying and branching. What does "cheap copying and branching" mean in SVN parlance? How is it different from CVS copying and branching?
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Is it good idea to require to commit only working code?

Sometimes I hear people saying something like "All committed code must be working". In some articles people even write descriptions how to create svn or git hooks that compile and test code before ...
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Are version control systems a form of design pattern? [closed]

I'm having some trouble understanding what a design pattern is and isn't, particularly with respect to version control systems like CVS and Git. Is "push, pop, stack" a "design pattern"? If yes, is ...