oh god!, nice to see you have spare time philip! :D

2013/6/17 Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org>

> **
> *homeomorphic = a one-to-one correspondence, continuous in both
> directions, between the points of two geometric figures or between two
> topological spaces. So I think that means if my SHA1 equals your SHA1 we
> have the same commit, so the same commit tree and DAG, all the way back to
> all the root commits.*
> **
> *Endofunctor*: A functor that maps a category to itself. [commit links to
> -> maps to commit]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functor
> Mapping: a direct co-respondance between one item and another. (can be one
> way, like streets)
>
> submanifolds:  *submanifold* of a 
> manifold<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifold>
>  *M* is a subset <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subset> *S* which itself
> has the structure of a manifold, [Git is branches all the way down. No
> branch is special. These be branches, which link backwards and possibly
> join up with other branches at forks]
>
> [Manifold: a *manifold* is a topological 
> space<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topological_space>
>  that near each point resembles Euclidean 
> space<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclidean_space>.
>
> Topological means the mathematicians have bent it a bit, Euclidean means
> its it looks all straight with square corners again if you don't look too
> far, e.g. an exhaust manifold of an engine is effectively the same as a
> straight pipe]
> That is, lines of development are locally straight, no matter what the
> --graph option shows!
>
> A *Hilbert space* *H* is a real<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_number>
>  or complex <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_number> inner product
> space <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_product_space> that is also a 
> complete
> metric space <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_metric_space> with
> respect to the distance function induced by the inner product.
> i.e. a 'space' and a 'product' (function between two items) (that measure
> a 'distance') that can 'completely' measure everywhere in the space. i.e.
> things add up properly and no wormholes in space.
>
> found "Every directed graph defines a Hilbert space ..."
> http://www.austms.org.au/Publ/Jamsa/V82P3/l112.html so it must be true.
>
> So it all sounds true and plausible. It means that many and various
> mathematical (and hence computer science) theories continue to be true in
> the general case and there are no nasty special cases as long as we stick
> with the basic git data model - long live those homeomorphic endofunctors
> mapping submanifolds of a Hilbert space!
>
> A bit more fun education, let it waft over you.
>
> Philip
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Eric Gorr <ericg...@gmail.com>
> *To:* git-users@googlegroups.com
> *Cc:* Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org>
> *Sent:* Monday, June 17, 2013 11:42 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [git-users] Re: Humorous description of git
>
> I to would like to see a translation...
>
> On Monday, June 17, 2013 3:25:02 AM UTC-4, Philip Oakley wrote:
>>
>>  But waht we need is the 'translation' as to why it's true ;)
>>
>> I see that homeomorphic = a one-to-one correspondence, continuous in
>> both directions, between the points of two geometric figures or between two
>> topological spaces. So I think that means if my SHA1 equals your SHA1 we
>> have the same commit tree and DAG.
>>
>> I'm guessing the sub-manifolds is about branches.
>>
>> Any more suggestions?
>>
>> Philip
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Eric Gorr
>> *To:* git-...@googlegroups.com
>> *Sent:* Monday, June 17, 2013 2:40 AM
>> *Subject:* [git-users] Re: Humorous description of git
>>
>> Randomly came across it again...if anyone is interested...
>>
>> https://twitter.com/tabqwerty/**status/45611899953491968<https://twitter.com/tabqwerty/status/45611899953491968>
>>
>> "git gets easier once you get the basic idea that branches are
>> homeomorphic endofunctors mapping submanifolds of a Hilbert space."
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sunday, June 16, 2013 1:18:17 PM UTC-4, Eric Gorr wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello. Awhile ago, I came across a rather humorous description of git,
>>> but (a) I can't remember exactly how it went or (b) where I saw it. It
>>> described git a being a tesseract inside of a manifold or some such thing.
>>> Does this ring a bell with anyone? (I did find this
>>> http://tartley.com/?p=1267, but that isn't it...I believe it was part
>>> of some blog post tutorial.)
>>>
>>>
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