I’ve been kicking around this bit of R code for the last couple of months, and so I thought I would share it. First off, a little background. At work, we have a noon meeting every Tuesday where each team in the engineering department gets up in front of the rest of us and gives a little update on their progress from the last week. Well, over time this meeting grew in length, so a couple of months ago the suggestion was made to limit the length of the meeting to five minutes, which would give each team about 45 seconds to speak.
When I talked about submodules vs. subtrees before, one of the things I listed as a benefit for subtrees was the speed of the initial clone. I’d written a few scripts to help me benchmark the two, and with a little extra time that I have this weekend, I thought I’d share the data. I generated 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 plugin repositories for both submodules and subtrees and cloned each one ten times over both a local and a remote connection.