On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote: > But if you want to simply add extra > data that would be ignored by an existing implementation, it would be OK > to add the data and mark it with a flag: > >> > + 2-byte flags (network byte order) >> > + >> > + The following flags are supported: >> [...] > > That's how we added the name-hash cache in the final patch. > > That being said, JGit is _not_ happy with that, and complains when any > flags besides OPT_FULL are used. Whether that is because I am > misinterpreting the intent of the flags field, or because JGit is being > overly strict is up for debate.
Might be a good idea to support two classes of flags like how extensions are handled in the index: ignore unrecognized uppercase extension names, barf on unrecongized lowercase names. We could partition the flag bit space more or less the same way. -- Duy -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html