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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 00:38:03 EST 2016

On 5 January 2016 at 11:33, R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:
> 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.

In the specific case of Roundup, does the linkifier have the "date of
comment" info available? If so, it could fairly readily assume that
hashes prior to the cutover date are hg ones, and later ones are for


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