Re: Clean up sha1 file writing

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2006-05-25 06:46:58
Linus Torvalds <> writes:

> ... On the other hand, from a longer-term 
> maintenance standpoint and from a "be much more careful when doing file 
> writes" standpoint, I think it's worth it.
> The re-write is "obviously correct" (famous last words) and is mostly 
> just moving code around and getting rid of a few temporaries that become 
> unnecessary as a result.
> The patch looks a bit messy: the changes aren't actually that big, but the 
> split-up and the resulting re-indentation makes the patch fairly 
> unreadable, so the cleanups are more obvious when you look at the 
> before-and-after side by side rather than when looking at the unified 
> diff..)

I usually work in text-only terminal, but with the above
warning, I did this:

	git cat-file -p HEAD^:sha1_file.c >/var/tmp/1
        xxdiff /var/tmp/1 sha1_file.c
with ignorespace and stuff enabled.  It was very pleasant to
read the changes that way, especially around write_sha1_to_fd()
vs repack_object().  xxdiff is my new friend.

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Received on Thu May 25 06:47:36 2006

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