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Re: OT: Does anyone know of a version control system that doesn't use separate files or a repo?

by ikegami (Pope)
on Oct 16, 2011 at 05:13 UTC ( #931734=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to OT: Does anyone know of a version control system that doesn't use separate files or a repo?

Does anyone here know of a version control system that keeps its data in the tail of files?

I don't know what you mean by "tail of files", but it sounds like you're asking for a system that keeps the version data in the file itself?

That would be a very specialised system. The RCS would have to be familiar with the format of the file, and it could only work with file formats that have a concept of comments. It wouldn't work with a basic text file, for example.

I doubt such a system exists. It's just too complicated and limited.


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