I'm a new user of git in an organization that's still getting used to git.
I've got a question about a practice here that I don't understand.
My work is concerned mainly with documentation. In this area our text
(non-binary) source files are stored in one repository; our image (binary)
files are stored in another.
I asked about the reason for this, and was told that it has to do with
repository size. As I understood it, putting binary files and non-binary
files in the same repository would make the repository increase in size
rapidly as the binary files are updated, and the repository would soon
I don't understand that. I see that updating binary files is likely to make
the repository expand rapidly, at least if the delta mechanism is not
designed to work on binaries. However, I don't see why storing binaries and
non-binaries in different repositories would help. It seems to me that
creating huge deltas will have the same effect no matter how the content
base is partitioned.
Can anyone help me understand why keeping binary files in a separate
repository is useful in this case? Or if it's not, how I might have
misunderstood the explanation?
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