Does SVN Compress the binary content


I was wondering whether SVN actually compresses the binary content on the server during Commits? I know that the binary store the diffgrams for comparison and versioning but wondered whether a new file commited would occupy the same volume on the server as it does on the client pc?

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I believe so.

From here:

  * libz  (REQUIRED for client and server)
     Subversion uses zlib for compressing binary differences.
     These diff streams are used everywhere -- over the network,
     in the repository, and in the client's working copy.
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