On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:

>  * There was no good way to ask "I have a random string that came from
>    outside world. I want to turn it into a 40-hex object name while
>    making sure such an object exists".  A new peeling suffix ^{object}
>    can be used for that purpose, together with "rev-parse --verify".

What does this mean / what is the reason behind this? I can only think
it might be useful in a test suite to make sure git isn't doing
anything stupid with hashes...?
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