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May
15
comment Why do Git/Mercurial repositories use less space?
From this link (found from VonC's linked questions): git-scm.com/book/ch9-4.html -- I understand that it's exactly what you were saying. It's creating packfiles of similar items, storing only one full file and the others as deltas.
May
14
comment Why do Git/Mercurial repositories use less space?
@KonradRudolph, isn't that what packfiles are all about?
May
13
comment Why do Git/Mercurial repositories use less space?
I haven't, thank you! So I understand from those that there are two answers: compression using zlib and saving objects as packfiles when possible. The examples from Mozilla is also great!