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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Schwern on git hashes.

Every time this comes up someone says “but what if they collide?! Hashes sometimes collide!”

I confess to being one of those who want things to be really impossible, not merely “statistically impossible”.

Mr. Lester, as usual, with the good stuff. While the example he’s using is PHP, it seems people didn’t understand that the point was in general, so there’s a follow up.