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comment Why does git use hashes instead of revision numbers?
@Izkata: P1: "Do you have revision with the GUID gdlmsnblngoijlafd-35345-fg?" ... Bazaar still has GUIDs...
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comment Why does git use hashes instead of revision numbers?
@Lee: Missed your link. Let's call it "data integrity" then...
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comment Why does git use hashes instead of revision numbers?
@Lee: If Chuck's repository is different from the one that Alice and Bob have in terms of revision hashes, it is guaranteed that Chuck also has different contents. On the other hand, it's very difficult for Chuck to fabricate a repository with different contents that looks identical w.r.t. their revision hashes.
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answered Why does git use hashes instead of revision numbers?
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comment Why does git use hashes instead of revision numbers?
You might want to look at the Bazaar way -- a DVCS that still maintains revision numbers. The only guarantee there is that revision numbers are unique within a branch.
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comment Initialize array in amortized constant time — what is this trick called?
@DeadMG: I assume this data structure is somehow wired in hardware in those GPUs? Amazing!