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authorYasushi SHOJI <>2007-03-04 18:07:43 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-03-05 00:47:33 (GMT)
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glossary: Add definitions for dangling and unreachable objects
Define "dangling" and "unreachable" objects. Modified from original text proposed by Yasushi Shoji. Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -73,6 +73,11 @@ DAG::
objects is acyclic (there is no chain which begins and ends with the
same object).
+dangling object::
+ An unreachable object which is not reachable even from other
+ unreachable objects; a dangling object has no references to it
+ from any reference or object in the repository.
You are *waaaaay* behind.
@@ -350,6 +355,10 @@ tag::
unmerged index::
An index which contains unmerged index entries.
+unreachable object::
+ An object which is not reachable from a branch, tag, or any
+ other reference.
working tree::
The set of files and directories currently being worked on,
i.e. you can work in your working tree without using git at all.