From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-01 19:49:36
on Sat Dec 01 2007, Vladimir Prus <ghost-AT-cs.msu.su> wrote:
> I had just got a totally crazy idea -- we have some algorithms
> to compute target paths, and --abbreviate-paths options, and it
> not quite good yet.
What's wrong with it?
> How about just using MD5 or SHA-1 of build properties to form
> target path? Might sound scary, but after working with git for
> a bit, I find that using SHA-1 to identify things is not so
> bad, as copy-paste works.
What do you mean by "copy-paste works?"
> To make things easier, we might
> put a file in each build directory that lists all the properties
> of the files in that directory.
I don't mind the idea, but I thought it would be better not to lose
all mnemonic value in the path.
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