Commit 837d395a authored by Daniel Barkalow's avatar Daniel Barkalow Committed by Junio C Hamano

Replace parse_blob() with an explanatory comment

parse_blob() has never actually been used; it has served simply to
avoid having a confusing gap in the API. Instead of leaving it, put in
a comment that explains what "parsing a blob" entails (making sure the
object is actually readable), and why code might care whether a blob
has been parsed or not.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDaniel Barkalow <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent 64161a6b
......@@ -23,24 +23,3 @@ int parse_blob_buffer(struct blob *item, void *buffer, unsigned long size)
item->object.parsed = 1;
return 0;
int parse_blob(struct blob *item)
enum object_type type;
void *buffer;
unsigned long size;
int ret;
if (item->object.parsed)
return 0;
buffer = read_sha1_file(item->object.sha1, &type, &size);
if (!buffer)
return error("Could not read %s",
if (type != OBJ_BLOB)
return error("Object %s not a blob",
ret = parse_blob_buffer(item, buffer, size);
return ret;
......@@ -13,6 +13,13 @@ struct blob *lookup_blob(const unsigned char *sha1);
int parse_blob_buffer(struct blob *item, void *buffer, unsigned long size);
int parse_blob(struct blob *item);
* Blobs do not contain references to other objects and do not have
* structured data that needs parsing. However, code may use the
* "parsed" bit in the struct object for a blob to determine whether
* its content has been found to actually be available, so
* parse_blob_buffer() is used (by object.c) to flag that the object
* has been read successfully from the database.
#endif /* BLOB_H */
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