My name is Dragos Foianu and I am an undergraduate student at University
Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania. This is my final year and I'm planning on
doing something more exciting than the simple
assignments I get from the university.
I have been working with git for quite some time now and I'm currently using it
for my diploma project. It was annoying at first but now I love it and it has
helped me many times in the past. I wanted to
contribute to the project and I feel that GSoC 2014 is the perfect opportunity
I am primarily interested in the "git config API improvements" project. I have
glanced over the code in order to get an idea of how git-config currently
works. The project idea page gives a very good
description of what is desired. Caching and retrieving values by name sounds to
me like a hint to use a hashtable-like data structure. Conveniently, there is
already a hashmap implementation in git and
even more conveniently, there is a cache implementation that uses that data
structure. So that part is fairly straightforward.
I have a question, however: how would I go about detecting when a cache
invalidation is necessary? Considering I have read a configuration file and
cached the configuration in memory, what can trigger
one of the existing cache entries to be invalidated?
That is all I have to ask for now. I will look over the code during the next
few days to get the bigger picture and submit my application. At  you can
find my microproject patch. I am eagerly awaiting
for any questions you might have.
All the best,
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