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large blank areas on config files.

large blank areas on config files.

(1) By J.M. Aranda (JMAranda) on 2021-08-08 07:55:49 [source]

Maybe I'm wrong, but I would say that several of the "configure, config.* " Files have large blank areas.
Perhaps it would be convenient to pass them by a "cat -s" to suppress the repetition of blank lines.
Or leave them there, 
and we can consider them some kind of "sparse scripts". :)

JM Aranda

(2) By Warren Young (wyoung) on 2021-08-08 08:09:14 in reply to 1 [link] [source]

These are generated by GNU Autoconf, so their format is not under direct control of the SQLite developers. See the Autoconf docs for details.

If you’re worried about space efficiency, Fossil compresses the content of the files it manages, so the extra space is already “deflated” out of those files on disk and when transferred over the network. The same is true of the distribution Zip files and tarballs.