Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 02:04:27PM +0100, Michael Haggerty wrote:
>> $ git rev-parse --verify 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111
>> $ echo $?
>> I believe that "git rev-parse --verify" is meant to verify that the
>> argument is an actual object, and that it should reject fictional SHA1s.
>> (If not then the documentation should be clarified.) The same problem
>> also exists in 1.8.2 but I haven't checked how much older it is.
> I think it is only about verifying the name of the object. I.e., that
> you can resolve the argument to an object. It has always behaved this
> way; I even just tested with git v0.99.
Correct. It is about "is it well formed and something we can turn
into 20-byte object name?" and nothing more. It certainly does not
mean "do we have it?", as the function needs to be able to validate
something we do not yet have.
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