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
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
index 9d25b30..2028a49 100644
@@ -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
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