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Re: [PATCH] checkout files in-place

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 11:02:42AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Aside from us not having to worry about emulating the umask, another
> reason why we prefer "create, complete the write, and then finally
> rename" over "overwrite and let it fail in the middle" is that the
> former makes sure we never leave the path in a bad state.

But the current checkout implementation does not do this. It writes
directly to the target location. The only difference to in-place
checkout is that files are unlinked before they are opened for writing.