Nicolas Pitre <> writes:

> On Tue, 27 Aug 2013, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Nicolas Pitre <> writes:
>> > +  /* parse the "tree" line */
>> > +  if (in + 46 >= tail || memcmp(in, "tree ", 5) || in[45] != '\n')
>> > +          goto bad_data;
>> > +  if (get_sha1_hex(in + 5, sha1) < 0)
>> > +          goto bad_data;
>> Is this strict enough to guarantee roundtrip hash identity?  Because
>> get_sha1_hex() accepts hexadecimal represented with uppercase A-F,
>> you need to reject such a "broken" commit object, no?
> BTW, is there any such objects in existence where sha1 ascii strings are 
> represented using uppercase letters?

Any commit or tag object that refers to another object with SHA-1
using uppercase letters is broken and invalid.  get_sha1_hex() is
not limited to reading these (i.e. it also is used to read object
name given on the command line) so it is lenient, but the above
codepath should care so that the result of hashing will stay the

> Because there would be a simple 
> way to encode that fact in the pack v4 sha1 reference... but that change 
> has to happen now.

Hence, I do not think we care.

> I'm already claiming we won't support mixed case though.

Yeah, I am already claiming we won't support any uppercase ;-).
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