> 2) At its very bottom, Git implements the so-called
> "content-addressable filesystem". Its chief principle is that every
> unique piece of data is stored exactly once, and these pieces are
> identified by their contents. Since use the contents "as is" is
> unwieldy, its being addressed using -- again -- the cryptographic hashes
> calculated over those contents. This what makes Git effectively
> implement its paradigm where each commit refers to a complete state of
> all the project's files: even though like 99.9% of the content of each
> commit a typical big project is the same as its parent commit, each
> unique chunk of information -- a file or a tree referring to a set of
> files -- is stored in the repository exactly once.
Content addressable filesystem. Nicely put. So, sort of content addressable
memory (CAM) where contents are unique.
Thanks a lot,
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