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Re: [Monotone-devel] Merging branch to allow duplicate key names, have c

From: Timothy Brownawell
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Merging branch to allow duplicate key names, have certs use key hash
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 11:27:17 -0500

On Sat, 2009-08-15 at 11:03 +0200, Thomas Keller wrote:
> Timothy Brownawell schrieb:
> >> 6) What about the hooks `get_branch_key` and `get_netsync_key`? Is it
> >> allowed now these hooks return a local name or key ID or do we still
> >> assume the given_name here?
> > 
> > What they return is treated the same as a key given on the command line
> > -- it's tried as a key_id first, and if it's not [[:xdigit:]]{40} then
> > it's tried as a local name and then a given name.
> > 
> >> 7) Should the format of read-permissions / write-permissions be extended
> >> to allow listing of key ids / local names as well? I found no hints in
> >> the branch's monotone.texi that anything has been changed there...
> > 
> > Those entries are tried first as key_id's, then as local names. They're
> > not tried as given key names, since that seems a bit dangerous.
> I think it would be a good idea to exactly describe this additionally in
> the monotone docs, both for read/write permissions and the two hooks.

OK, this should be documented better now.

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