VCS comparison table

Jeff King peff at
Fri Oct 20 15:31:11 BST 2006

On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 01:14:09PM -0400, J. Bruce Fields wrote:

> > > In the second place, one must consider the "nuclear launch codes"
> > > scenario.
> > Sure. And git does provide tools that can do this.
> So in this case you can certainly lose the launch codes.  But you have
> forever granted everyone a way to determine whether a given guess at the
> launch codes is correct.  (Again, assuming some stuff about SHA1).

In what sense? Yes, you can make a guess if you have stored the SHA1
that contained the launch codes. But the point is that that particular
SHA1 is no longer part of the repository. Keeping that SHA1 is no easier
than just keeping the launch codes in the first place.


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