On Tue, 2014-06-03 at 15:13 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> David Turner <dtur...@twopensource.com> writes:
> > I would be happy to add "case-clone" to the glossary -- would that be OK
> > with you?  I do not immediately think of the better term.
> Somehow "case-clone" sounds strange, though X-<.

Case clones case clones roly poly case clones; case clones case clones
eat them up yum.  Yeah, I wish I could think of a name that did not call
to mind Tatiana Maslany, but unfortunately, that is all I can think of.
At least it's easy to search for.

> >> (Mental note to the reviewer himself) This returns true iff there is
> >> an existing ref whose name is only different in case, and cause
> >> for-each-ref to return early with true.  In a sane case of not
> >> receiving problematic refs, this will have to iterate over all the
> >> existing refnames.  Wonder if there are better ways to optimize this
> >> in a repository with hundreds or thousands of refs, which is not all
> >> that uncommon.
> >
> > My expectation is that on average a push will involve a small number of
> > refs -- usually exactly one.
> It does not matter that _you_ push only one, because the number of
> existing refs at the receiving end is what determines how many times
> the for-each-ref loop spins, no?

Yes, but that loop is an inner loop; so the total cost is O(refs pushed
* existing refs).  An in-memory hashmap would be O(existing refs) with a
higher constant factor.  An on-disk hashmap would probably scale best,
but a fair amount more work.

> > Yes, but it's harder to test on case-insensitive filesystems because we
> > cannot have coexisting local case-clone branches.
> You do not have to (and you should not) do "git checkout -b" to
> create various local branches in the first place.  For example:
>       git send-pack ./victim HEAD^1:refs/heads/caseclone &&
>       test_must_fail git send-pack ./victim HEAD:refs/heads/CaseClone
> would let you push the parent of the current tip to caseclone and
> then attempt to push the current tip to CaseClone.  If the receiving
> end could incorrectly fast-forwards caseclone, you found a bug ;-)


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