Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> writes:

>> OK.  As long as the sort order matches the order string-list
>> internally uses for its bisection search, it won't be a problem,
>> then.
> The sorting is crucial but there is no bisection involved.  The sorted
> linked-list of references available from the remote and the sorted
> string_list of requested references are iterated through in parallel.

What I meant was that the order used by string-list is pretty much
internal to string-list implementation for its "quickly locate where
to insert" bisection.  It happens to be the byte value order, I
think, but the point is whatever order it is, that has to match the
order we keep references in the other data source you walk in
parallel to match (i.e. the linked list of references).
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