Re: Tags

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2005-07-06 05:22:42
>>>>> "LT" == Linus Torvalds <> writes:

LT> On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> True but if you can you will get multiple tags with the
>> same suggested name.  So you need so way to find the one you
>> care about.

LT> I do agree that it would make sense to have a "tagger" field with the same 
LT> semantics as the "committer" in a commit (including all the same fields: 
LT> real name, email, and date).

While we are talking about changing tag object format/fields,
I've wondered if we would want to be able to associate more than
one objects with a single tag (i.e. have more than one "object"
lines just like commits can have more than one "parent" lines).
I admit that it would not be a "tag" anymore, rather, it would
be a "bag".

I wanted to have something like this in the past for some reason
I do not exactly remember anymore, but basically it was to
record "here is the list of related objects."

I could fake it with a multi-parent commit with a commit message
if all I want to include are commits with a single blob, but
that is (1) abusing the commit to record something that is not
even a merge, and (2) the tree associated with that commit would
not mean anything.

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