Commit df54d595 authored by Junio C Hamano's avatar Junio C Hamano

Merge branch 'nd/index-format-doc' into maint

* nd/index-format-doc:
  index-format.txt: clarify what is "invalid"
parents ccc3ae79 4a6385fe
...@@ -161,8 +161,9 @@ GIT index format ...@@ -161,8 +161,9 @@ GIT index format
this span of index as a tree. this span of index as a tree.
An entry can be in an invalidated state and is represented by having An entry can be in an invalidated state and is represented by having
-1 in the entry_count field. In this case, there is no object name a negative number in the entry_count field. In this case, there is no
and the next entry starts immediately after the newline. object name and the next entry starts immediately after the newline.
When writing an invalid entry, -1 should always be used as entry_count.
The entries are written out in the top-down, depth-first order. The The entries are written out in the top-down, depth-first order. The
first entry represents the root level of the repository, followed by the first entry represents the root level of the repository, followed by the
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