On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 20:32 +0200, Petr Baudis wrote:
> Dear diary, on Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:23:40PM CEST, I got a letter
> where Thomas Gleixner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> > One remark on the tree blob storage format. 
> > The binary storage of the sha1sum of the refered object is a PITA for
> > scripting. 
> > Converting the ASCII -> binary for the sha1sum comparision should not
> > take much longer than the binary -> ASCII conversion for the file
> > reference. Can this be changed ?
> Huh, you aren't supposed to peek into trees directly. What's wrong with
> ls-tree?

Why I'm not supposed ? Is this evil ?

My export script has all the data available, so I write the tree refs
directly. The full export runs ~1 hour. Thats long enough :) I tried the
git way and it slows me down by factor "BIG" (I dont remember the

Also for reference tracking all the information might be available e.g.
by a database. Why should the revtool then use some tool to retrieve
information which is already there ?


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