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Re: Proposal: object negotiation for partial clones


Matthew DeVore wrote:

> I'm considering implementing a feature in the Git protocol which would
> enable efficient and accurate object negotiation when the client is a
> partial clone. I'd like to refine and get some validation of my
> approach before I start to write any code, so I've written a proposal
> for anyone interested to review. Your comments would be appreciated.

Yay!  Thanks for looking into this, and sorry I didn't respond sooner.

I know the doc has a "use case" section, but I suppose I am not sure
that I understand the use case yet.  Is this about improving the
filter syntax to handle features like directory listing?  Or is this
about being able to make better use of deltas in a partial clone, to
decrease bandwidth consumption and overhead that is proportional to