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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: using sha1 as explicit id

From: Colin Walters
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: using sha1 as explicit id
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 00:43:21 -0400

On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 00:22, Miles Bader wrote:

> That seems likely only to work `sometimes' (as people are likely to do
> use initial arch imports of things at different times), so while I guess
> there's nothing wrong with it, the advantages are kinda minimal too...
> It would seem a reasonable way of generating a unique id for an existing
> source file, but might prove a problem for new files -- e.g., if you add
> files when they're still empty, or merely copies of a template file,
> then you're going to run into conflicts.

Good point, I hadn't thought of that.  I think those disadvantages
outweigh the potential advantages, so let's just chuck the idea.

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