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Re: git copies of cvs modules available

At Sat, 31 Oct 2009 16:28:43 -0400, Arnaud Lacombe 
<> wrote:
Subject: Re: git copies of cvs modules available
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Greg A. Woods <> 
> wrote:
> > In the end the only true way to know if you're looking at the same
> > source or not is to get a verbatim copy of the actually source the
> > problem [...]
> >
> no, the copy can be damaged during the transport. Hashes are just
> doing their job here.

Perhaps, depending on the hash algorithm.   :-)

Still, this again is something that is more applicable to distributed
version control tools such as Git.  The "hack" of these tools is to also
(ab)use the hash string as a version identifier -- perhaps because their
designers have failed to appreciate that "version identifiers" are used
by both humans and machines, but hash strings are not human friendly.

                                                Greg A. Woods
                                                Planix, Inc.

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