Re: A look at some alternative PACK file encodings

From: <linux@horizon.com>
Date: 2006-09-07 19:07:56
> Support for 'thin' packs would pretty much require mixing IDs and
> (relative) offsets in the same pack file.

An alternative would be to create a small "placeholder" object that
just gives an ID, then refer to it by offset.

That would avoid the need for an id/offset bit with every offset,
and possibly save more space if the same object was referenced
multiple times.

And it just seems simpler.
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