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Re: [PATCH] rev-list: allow cached objects in existence check




Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:

>> Or teach git-blame to have its own pretend mechanism, and remove the
>> pretend mechanism from sha1-file.c.
>
> I think that would be ideal, but I'm not sure if it's feasible due to
> the layering of the various modules.

Sorry, but I do not get why we want command-line specific pretend
mechanism.  When one part of the system wants to behave as if object
X exists, doesn't that part want other parts of the system to share
that same world view to be consistent?

I am mostly reacting to "would be _ideal_"; if it were "if we have
per-system ad-hoc pretend mechanism, things like this and that would
become easier to implement, even though that is an ugly hack", I may
agree when I see examples of things that get easier, though.