[SciPy-dev] Cython and large generated .c files
Sun Nov 8 23:51:13 CST 2009
Matthew Brett wrote:
> I think that size does matter, as they say, because, if we add a
> moderate number of .pyx files to scipy, we can easily end up adding
> megabytes of diff _per_commit_.
The diff problem can be somewhat alleviated by marking the generated
files as binary.
> In the meantime the repository will
> start growing rapidly. If we ever go to distributed version control,
> we'll get all of that with a 'git clone' or similar.
Git file-format compression is good. In numpy's case, a git clone takes
the same space as a svn checkout.
Now, if everybody else does not mind having a build dependency on a
recent cython version, I won't be against it either.
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