xdelta multi-parent hack ?

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Fri Jun 22 05:25:54 BST 2007


I wonder, if doing xdelta on merged texts would get better compression -

e.g.
cat parent1 parent2 combinedparents
xdelta combinedparents childtext

In principle this would allow the output to select regions from parent2
for use in childtext, but would obviously complicate the extraction
routine somewhat - but perhaps acceptable.

-Rob
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