On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 08:17:15AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> I am somewhat against outright removing the capability to write out
> invalid objects deliberately from these low level tools, because we
> would need a way to easily reproduce bugs in end-user facing tools
> by other people who claim to produce Git objects, but I would agree
> that by default that should be forbidden.
> In other words, two things must happen; improve checks when these
> low level debugging aid tools are creating objects, and allow
> bypassing these additional checks with "--experiment" option or
> something.

Yeah, definitely. I had imagined it as "--strict" and "--no-strict",
with flipping the default to "--strict" at some point (I do not see a
reason anybody would not want it in normal use, but if we are worried,
we can even go slowly on flipping the default).

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