On 01/29/2013 10:16 AM, Jeff King wrote:
> When we are doing a commit traversal that does not need to
> look at the commit messages themselves (e.g., rev-list,
> merge-base, etc), we spend a lot of time accessing,
> decompressing, and parsing the commit objects just to find
> the parent and timestamp information. We can make a
> space-time tradeoff by caching that information on disk in a
> compact, uncompressed format.
> TODO: document on-disk format in Documentation/technical
> TODO: document API
Would this be a good place to add the commit generation number that is
so enthusiastically discussed on the mailing list from time to time?
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