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Re: APR hash order

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:30:41 -0800

On 2/21/12 5:00 AM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Philip Martin wrote on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:32:43 +0000:
>> The dumpfile order is more interesting. Although we don't specify the
>> dumpfile order until now it has been repeatable, at least when using the
>> same executable/libraries. I can see that this repeatability is useful
>> to an administrator. Rather than fixing the testsuite to ignore
>> dumpfile order changes perhaps we should remove the random behaviour and
>> continue to provide repeatable dumpfiles? This would involve using
>> apr_hash_make_custom rather than apr_hash_make. I don't know whether
>
> Instead of apr_hash_make_custom(), couldn't we dump entries in directory
> order instead? That makes the order a function of the repository mirror
> dumped, rather than of the software version used.

After using git for a while, I've become used to it alphabetically sorting all
all output. It's useful when reading a long diff to know how far into it you
are, for writing log messages when you want the files listed alphabetically.

I'd be more for a solution that puts sorting everywhere.

Blair
Received on 2012-02-21 18:31:44 CET

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