This chapter provided in-depth coverage of some key concepts. Once you grasp these concepts, you can really start to appreciate the power of the reporting options available to you. The ability of Perforce to show comparisons between a folder tree that contains a thousand or more files can be hugely valuable. Precision file diffs and the time-lapse view make the analysis of changes a straightforward task that would be hard to accomplish using other methods.
In the next chapter, we'll look at modifying, creating, or otherwise managing your workspaces.