Tom Lord graced us with:
> I think you have made a mistake by moving the sha1 checksum from the
> zipped form to the inflated form. Here is why:
> What you have set in motion with `git' is an ad-hoc p2p network for
> sharing filesystem trees -- a global distributed filesystem. I
> believe your starter here has a good chance of taking off to be much,
> much larger than just a tool for the kernel.
This might rather be a call for a git derivative.
As Linus has already mentioned in this thread, git is optimized for his need
for local speed. But while sacrificing local speed for network speed would
break git by stepping away from the git philosophy, a gitling with a
different philosophy but making use of gitish techniques could make that
change without being broken even though git itself can't.
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