size of repository with many branches, vs. git

Patrick Mézard pmezard at
Mon Mar 31 01:35:28 CDT 2008

Dov Feldstern a écrit :
> Well, I've discovered part of the problem, and it's *not* mercurial's
> fault (though git somehow managed to cope with this): apparently, LyX's
> trunk/branches/tags layout isn't totally standard: under branches, there
> is one directory which is not itself a branch, but rather a directory
> containing directories containing branches
> ( However,
> convert identified this as just another branch, so we got a branch
> called 'personal' with a manifest of 14000 files --- because it
> contained multiple copies of the tree in it...
> Is there any way to tell convert how to deal with this kind of situation
> (where there are branches at branches/b1, branches/b2,
> branches/personal/b3, branches/personal/b4, ...)? Perhaps by providing
> an explicit list of the paths of the branches?

Not yet, but I would like to implement this.

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