Re: Tags

From: Kevin Smith <>
Date: 2005-07-04 08:34:57
Dan Holmsand wrote:
> So why not add tags to the branch itself?
> It should be pretty straightforward: just make git look for tag refs in, 
> say, a .gittags tree in the current HEAD. The whole thing would pretty 
> much as if you've symlinked .git/refs/tags to .gittags in the current 
> working tree, except that tag refs would have to be read directly from 
> the repository.
> That way, tag refs could be handled pretty much just like any other 
> git-managed file: they can be added, deleted, changed, merged, 
> committed, etc. We could track their history, and see who tagged what 
> and when.

Sounds like the way mercurial handles tags. It really seemed weird to me 
at first, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Even 
more so after reading this thread :-)

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