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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] [conversion] Schedule and remaining showstoppers?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-22 22:15:47

on Mon Oct 21 2013, "Niall Douglas" <> wrote:

> On 20 Oct 2013 at 20:40, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> > git lets you create arbitrary refs to arbitrary SHAs, so there is
>> > absolutely nothing stopping Boost2Git filling a directory of SHA refs
>> > named after each SVN revision e.g. refs/svnrefs/12345 => abcdef...
>> Neat, but I wonder if we really want to create eighty thousand refs for
>> this purpose.
> You don't need to include them into the default refs fetch spec i.e.
> a standard clone won't contain them, but a fetch with the right fetch
> spec will.

I know.

> In other words, they only consume disc space and bandwidth
> for those who ask for them.

Won't they appear in GitHub's menu and/or network graph?

> Even then, I'd assume such refs would end up in packed-refs anyway,
> and so would be highly efficient.

Not that I mind doing this; it'd be a fairly simple change to the tool,
but we can always create these afterwards, FWIW, since the revnum is now
contained in the commit message.

Dave Abrahams

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