On Tue, Apr 01, 2014 at 09:15:12AM -0400, Jeff King wrote:
> > It seems to me fast-import keeps a kind of human readable format for its
> > protocol, i wonder if xdelta format would fit the bill. That being said,
> > I also wonder if i shouldn't just try to write a pack on my own...
> The fast-import commands are human readable, but the blob contents are
> included inline. I don't see how sending a binary delta is any worse
> than sending a literal binary blob over the stream.

OTOH, the xdelta format is not exactly straightforward to produce, with
the variable length encoding of integers. Not exactly hard, but when
everything else in fast-import is straightforward, one has to wonder.

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