On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:11:15AM -0500, James Westby wrote: > > > You mean [fc5473a06be960382582ddbfb40e2a5f824be122] don't you? > > No, why? Short commit IDs are usually enough in Git. > Why not use [f] then?
Well, even thought the likelihood of clashes increase trivially with time, we are in the context of changelogs which are made of timestamp-ed entries. Hence it would be relatively simple, the day that a clash does occur, to disambiguate it by choosing the commit which is closest to the timestamp of the changelog entry referencing it. It wouldn't even be necessary to do that always, you can be lazy and do that only upon conflicts. To do that you will need connectivity to the repository, but without that the id is useless any how, and I also observe that most $DVCS help us in this respect, because we know that the full history is always available attached to each commit. Am I overlooking some serious intricacy? Cheers. -- Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7 [EMAIL PROTECTED],pps.jussieu.fr,debian.org} -<>- http://upsilon.cc/zack/ Dietro un grande uomo c'è ..| . |. Et ne m'en veux pas si je te tutoie sempre uno zaino ...........| ..: |.... Je dis tu à tous ceux que j'aime
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