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Re: Extended Attribute Support (was Re: Mac OS X "resource fork" support)

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2005-08-17 14:17:29 CEST

On 2005-08-17 12:09:09 +0200, Ph. Marek wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 August 2005 11:23, Branko Čibej wrote:
> > * There's no guarantee that the names will be unique.
> You're right. But there are people relying on hashes being unique
> (apart from really _searching_ for duplicates). If you need more
> security, append a SHA-512 to the MD5 :-) [1] [2]

Why SHA-512 or whatever instead of a value based of the date and time
of the commit + information identifying the committer, a bit like how
Message-Ids are formed, or some random filename? Even in the very rare
cases where the name is not unique, the commit would fail and another
one one could be tried.

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