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Scott Lehman wrote: > Andreas, > > Andreas' point about storing diffs in SCM archives is correct. There > are several SCM tools that do not store revisions as diffs but store > entire files. Dimensions being one. On demand diffing between > revisions and merging are orthogonal to how revisions are natively > stored in the SCM repository. > An SCM must deal primarily in diffs though, and that's the point... not the implementation details. OTOH most SCM's don't have the branch/merge capability that CVS has (hence the whole reserved/locking paradigm that still sticks around so much - they can't merge so you have to stop other people working on the files). Tony