We have been writing -1 as "invalid" since day 1. On that same day we accept all negative entry counts as "invalid". So in theory all C Git versions out there would be happy to accept any negative numbers. JGit seems to do exactly the same.
Correct the document to reflect the fact that -1 is not the only magic number. At least one implementation, libgit2, is found to treat -1 this way. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com> --- Documentation/technical/index-format.txt | 4 ++-- 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/technical/index-format.txt b/Documentation/technical/index-format.txt index 9d25b30..2028a49 100644 --- a/Documentation/technical/index-format.txt +++ b/Documentation/technical/index-format.txt @@ -161,8 +161,8 @@ GIT index format this span of index as a tree. An entry can be in an invalidated state and is represented by having - -1 in the entry_count field. In this case, there is no object name - and the next entry starts immediately after the newline. + a negative number in the entry_count field. In this case, there is no + object name and the next entry starts immediately after the newline. The entries are written out in the top-down, depth-first order. The first entry represents the root level of the repository, followed by the -- 1.8.0.rc2.23.g1fb49df -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html