On Mon, 18 Apr 2005, Petr Baudis wrote:

> Dear diary, on Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 02:06:43AM CEST, I got a letter
> where David Woodhouse <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> > On Mon, 2005-04-18 at 01:39 +0200, Petr Baudis wrote:
> > > Of course an entirely different thing are _trees_ associated with those
> > > commits. As long as you stay with a simple three-way merge, you
> > > basically never want to look at trees which aren't heads and which you
> > > don't specifically request to look at. And the trees and what they carry
> > > inside is the main bulk of data.
> > 
> > If the trees are absent and you're trying to merge, what do you gain
> > from having the commit objects?
> merge-base

Alternatively, you can have just the rev-tree cache of them. That's what
it was designed for (along with avoiding to have to read 60,000 commits).

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