Re: [PATCH] Add git-name-rev

From: Petr Baudis <>
Date: 2005-10-26 18:36:25
Dear diary, on Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 01:05:59AM CEST, I got a letter
where Johannes Schindelin <> told me that...
> git-name-rev tries to find nice symbolic names for commits. It does so by 
> walking the commits from the refs. When the symbolic name is ambiguous, 
> the following heuristic is applied: Try to avoid too many ~'s, and if two 
> ambiguous names have the same count of ~'s, take the one whose last number 
> is smaller.
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <>

I think you should either add this to git-findtags.perl or (better) add
git-findtags.perl's functionality (i.e. a switch to search only in the
tags) to this and obsolete/kill git-findtags.perl. It is pretty new
(from Oct 13) so killing it shouldn't break anything.

				Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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