On 10/5/2019 5:11 PM, brian m. carlson wrote: > This series consists mostly of additional test fixes for SHA-256, plus > some test framework improvements and a new option to rev-parse. > > Up until now, most of the test changes have been directly related to > fixing hash values or sizes in some way. In other words, previous test > fixes would be required even for a Git binary that supported only > SHA-256 and not SHA-1. > > In this series, we also introduce some test changes that deal with the > extension that will allow the same binary to handle both. The changes > themselves are relatively uninteresting, but changes like these will be > making appearances in future test fix series as well. They may appear > bizarre and out of place at times, but rest assured that they will be > useful in the future. > > The other notable thing in this series is the introduction of a new > rev-parse option, --object-format. We know, according to the transition > plan, that we'll need to support users working with input and output > in different hash algorithms. Since we're starting to see this kind of > code appear in the codebase, it makes sense to introduce a helper that > lets scripters determine the appropriate value, and we should introduce > this code sooner, rather than later, so people can start using it. > > We had had some discussions about the name of options to be used for > hash algorithms but I don't recall us coming to a definitive conclusion. > Opinions about the name are of course welcome. I'm not particularly > attached to any name, so whatever the consensus is works for me. > >  Possibilities include --object-format, --show-object-format, --hash, > --show-hash, --hash-algorithm, --show-hash-algorithm, and more. Outside of a question regarding using a test-tool instead of adding an option to 'git rev-parse', I found this series very readable.
My confusion around the printf|git hash-object stuff that is now resolved. The error was in my reading, not in the presentation. Thanks for your continued hard work on this subject! -Stolee