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

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: [GNU-arch-dev] Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] /Arch/ embraces `git'
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 13:24:24 -0700 (PDT)

  > I'm a little concerned about accidental collisions, in the baz proposal:

  > The SHA checksums are postfixed with a number -1, -2, etc to allow for
  > collisions that have different contents.

In the context of `git' you could not use numbers like that since there
is no central authority to allocate them.

One *could* use a probabilistically unique, user-selected id on the 
other hand.  

In Arch-speak, this would be like naming each blob with:


If id-tags have internal structure that reflects their origin
(e.g., the way I stick "address@hidden" in mine), a blob-db
based system could filter out blobs whose id-tag statements
of their origin do not match where the data is coming from.

That would `git' pretty impregnable but at very high practical cost, I
think.  It would complicate the politics of `git' a lot, making them
harder to think about.  Perhaps that's something for `git 2.0' (if
such a thing is ever needed)?  


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