[rb-general] [PATCH] docs/buy_in: Document binary diff advantages

Clemens Lang cal at macports.org
Thu Dec 15 11:57:35 CET 2016

From: Clemens Lang <neverpanic at gmail.com>

Smaller binary diffs are nice for a number of reasons. Let's tell people
about them!
 _docs/buy_in.md | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/_docs/buy_in.md b/_docs/buy_in.md
index caa4c11..3bf2d9c 100644
--- a/_docs/buy_in.md
+++ b/_docs/buy_in.md
@@ -81,6 +81,18 @@ symbols](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debugging_data_format) for a
 distributed build which can help understanding issues in software used
 in production.
+Smaller Binary Differences
+Having reproducible builds means that only changes in source code or
+build environment (such as the compiler version) will lead to
+differences in the generated binaries. This minimizes the changes in
+artifacts which reduces storage requirements and network traffic for
+delta updates.
+With similar artifacts, testing can focus on parts that changed while
+still preserving confidence about unchanged code. This can speed up
+quality assurance and development speed.
 “But how can I trust my compiler?”

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