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

From: Aaron Bentley
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] using sha1 as explicit id
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 01:23:31 -0400
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Colin Walters wrote:

I was wondering - why not just use a SHA1 hash as the file identity for
explicit IDs?  That way if two people independently import the same
version of a project into arch, they would be able to apply patches from
one another, etc.

But if you have two files with the same contents, won't you get duplicate IDs?


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