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Issue #1036 open

Don't diff binary files in changeset browser (repository explorer)

novelt
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Is it possible to turn off diffing of binary files in the repository explorer? I understand that there is a "Max Diff Size" and it helps somewhat, but in general diffing of binary files remains slow and seems not too visually useful for a person trying to browse the repository.

Comments (2)

  1. Steve Borho
    • changed status to open

    The problem is that you gain very little performance by disabling binary diffs. You must load the file from it's revlog to determine if it's binary, and by then you've incurred most of the cost. At least, that has been my experience.

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