apt and pdiff files

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Mon Feb 17 20:52:04 UTC 2014

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 07:33:14PM +0100, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> I wonder why Ubuntu's archive doesn't use pdiff as Debian does.
> I looked around but I wasn't able to find any reason.
> Can someone tell me something about?

There are claims (from 2008!) that pdiffs only make things slower:

Marius Gedminas
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.
- Andy Finkel, computer guy
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