[haiku-development] Re: Git/Hg: some speed tests

  • From: Niels Sascha Reedijk <niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 23:42:06 +0200

Hi Brecht,

2011/5/4 Brecht Machiels <brecht@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Wed, 04 May 2011 21:51:29 +0200, Oliver Tappe <zooey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>>> When talking about consistent revision IDs in Git, are these the same as
>>> what is output by 'git describe' (tag name + number of commits since then
>>> + hash)?
>> I think those are indeed consistent (i.e. they never change between
>> repos),but they are still a bit clumsy (long and not easy to compare).
>> I was referring to IDs like 'hrev40283' (or indeed 'r40283' as we use in
>> Trac) that sticks to a specific changeset and gets moved alongside of that
>> changeset wherever it goes, i.e. that changeset can be referred by that
>> name in any repo.
> I think the output of git describe might be more useful, as it contains more
> information. 'r1a1-226-4acf445' makes it obvious that this is referring to a
> changeset somewhere after R1 alpha 1, but before R1 alpha 2 (tagged r1a2,
> obviously). Also, in the future you might want to provide nightly builds of
> experimental branches, resulting, for example, in 'multiuser-192-996c136'.
> The hash isn't absolutely necessary, I suppose (unless rebasing?), so we
> could drop that to make it more readable.

The hg equivalent would be [1]

hg log -r . --template '{latesttag}-{latesttagdistance}-{node|short}\n'

Looks long and complex, but it really is only a string that will be in
the AboutSystem app and it can be generated in the build script.


[1] http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/GitConcepts

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