size of repository with many branches, vs. git

Matt Mackall mpm at
Sun Mar 30 15:38:37 CDT 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 22:03 +0200, Benoit Boissinot wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 9:23 PM, Dov Feldstern <dfeldstern at> wrote:
> >  So, are there any thoughts on improving any of these issues? Or am I
> >  trying to use mercurial in a way that is sufficiently different than the
> >  way it's intended to be used (storing many branches in a single
> >  repository, tracking a foreign repository with these branches very
> >  closely, ...)?
> >
> Does tracking the branches in separate clones help ?

The quick way to answer this question is to do a clone -r of the two
branches and sum up their sizes.

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