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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: [GNU-arch-dev] Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] /Arch/ embraces `

From: Tom Lord
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: [GNU-arch-dev] Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] /Arch/ embraces `git'
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 14:55:41 -0700 (PDT)

   > It might be that as long as you provide exactly the same inputs
   > compression is deterministic across all platforms (at least for a
   > specific compressor, like gzip).

   > Having the handle fixed at 160 bits also seems limiting. It ties the
   > entire archive format into exactly one hash.

   Agreed.  I'd suggest to change things slightly:

I will agree if you can send me texts which have the same zipped size
and SHA1 checksums as 3 previous message bodies posted to this list in
2004 and which, when expanded, make sense in the original context of
their thread yet change the meaning of the original message.


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