AW: obliterate functionality?

Jens.Wulf at Jens.Wulf at
Wed Mar 19 04:36:24 CDT 2008

> But this will invalidate a bunch of SHA-1 hashes, right? (Not just
> the obliterated ones).

> I was thinking about ways to not invalidate previously
> published hashes -- if that's possible.
Create a hash collision by adding a special dummy file to each changeset. That means using lots of computing power (the better the hash, the more you need. Hopefully it is impossible with reasonable computing power). People will hate you for implementing this, as changeset hashes become useless for referring to a certain version of a project once this 'feature' is in use.


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