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Re: Viewing code in Gerrit
From: Hadriel Kaplan <hadriel.kaplan () oracle com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:26:34 -0400


On Mar 24, 2014, at 11:26 AM, Bill Meier <wmeier () newsguy com> wrote:

On 3/24/2014 9:21 AM, Evan Huus wrote:

In summary: the diff is computed locally in javascript, and seems to
be worse than O(n) on the size of the underlying file; viewing the
diff for any file >1k lines may be slow, but if you just let it run it
will finish eventually. Avoid epan/enterprise-numbers and other files
with 100k+ lines, they take many minutes to finish.


IOW: The 2 versions being diff'd are downloaded in total before doing a local compare ?

If so, UGH ....

Fwiw, I think it's more and more common to do that type of thing these days in web JS apps - distributes the load to 
the clients vs. centralizing the load on the server (and takes less state/memory on the server too).  For the bandwidth 
issue Google's been trying to push SPDY which uses deflate compression.

-hadriel

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