More MSVC fixes

Patrik Stridvall ps at
Sat May 4 02:57:26 CDT 2002

> > > However Alexandre doesn't like binary files in the CVS 
> for good reasons
> While I can see that to a point, it's not 100% clear to me 
> that storing a .gif
> (or what have you) in CVS is such a bad idea. I mean, the 
> main advantage
> of storing stuff as plain text is to be able to look at (and 
> undrestand :))
> the diffs. However, that's not the case for images, even when 
> stored in a
> text format.
> CVS can handle binary files no problem. Can someone please refresh my 
> memory on why storing binary _images_ in CVS is such a bad idea?

I think it is because CVS can't store the diffs between binary files.
It stores the whole file even if only one byte change. So it takes
a lot of space to store the history of the file.

Of course storing space is cheap nowadays...

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