On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 7:00 AM Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
<ava...@gmail.com> wrote:
> A co-worker asked me today how space could be saved when you have
> multiple checkouts of the same repository (at different revs) on the
> same machine. I said since these won't block-level de-duplicate well[1]
> one way to do this is with alternates.

Another way is to use git-worktree, which would solve the gc issues
mentioned below?

I view alternates as a historic artefact as the deduping
of objects client side can be done using worktrees, and on the
serverside - I think - most of the git hosters use namespaces
and put a fork network into the same repository and use pack islands.

Can you elaborate on why worktrees would not solve the problem?
(I initially was hesitant to use them as I liked going into .git and tempering
with files such as the config directly. But now I cannot `cd .git` any more;
it turns out the advantages outweigh this corner case that I was attached to)

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