BlueVoodoo writes "Subversion is one of the few version control systems that can store binary files using a delta algorithm. In this article, senior developer David Bell explains why Subversion's performance suffers when handling binaries and suggests several ways to work around the problem."
FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse
using ad hoc techniques.
-- D. Gries
[What's good about it? Ed.]