[python-committers] We will be moving to GitHub (hopefully) in 2016

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Mon Jan 4 20:33:39 EST 2016

On Tue, 05 Jan 2016 01:26:58 +0000, "Gregory P. Smith" <greg at krypto.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 12:34 PM R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com>
> wrote:
> > to have to do some extra work to make the hash links work in the bug
> > tracker, since I don't think there's any a priori way to distinguish
> > between hg hashes and git hashes.
> >
> Just ignore the remote possibility of short 32-bit hash prefix collisions
> (possible, but infrequent): the way to resolve that is when a hash lookup
> fails, to look it up in a translation index of former hg hashes.
>  practical.  good enough.

Yes, collision is not the problem, it's that you can't distinguish them
without a lookup table or something.  Which means we have to do more
than just change the URL in the existing linkifier, which was my point.


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