Ulrich Spörlein <u...@spoerlein.net> writes:

>> > 2. Why the hell is the commit hash dependent on the ordering of the
>> > parent commits? IMHO it should sort the set of parents before
>> > calculating the hash ...
>> What would be the sort key?
> Trivially, the hash of the parents itself. So you'd always get
> ...
> parent 0000
> parent 1111
> parent aaaa
> parent ffff

That would change the behavior of --first-parent. Or you'd need to
compute the sha1 of the sorted list, but keep the unsorted one in the
commit. Possible, but weird ;-).

Matthieu Moy
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