On Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 08:32:46AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
In other words, I'm right. I'm always right, but sometimes I'm moreright
than other times. And dammit, when I say "files don't matter", I'mreally
You're right, of course (All Hail Linus!), if you can make it work efficiently enough.
Just to put something else on the table, here's how I'd go about tracking renames and the like, in another world where Linus /does/ make the odd mistake - it's basically a unique id for files in the repository, added when the file is first recognised and updated when update-cache adds a new version to the cache. Renames copy the id across to the new name, and add it into the cache.
This gives you an O(n) way to tell what file was what across renames, and it might even be useful in Linus' world, or if someone wanted to build a traditional SCM on top of a git-a-like.
Attached is a patch, and a rename-file.c to use it.
given that you have multiple machines creating files, how do you deal with the idea of the same 'unique id' being assigned to different files by different machines?
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