Re: [RFC] [PATCH 0/5] Implement 'prior' commit object links (and other commit links ideas)

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-04-26 04:26:25
On Tue, 25 Apr 2006, sean wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:08:31 -0700 (PDT)
> Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
> > Which is exactly what I told you to do. Just don't make it a git header. 
> Well I just don't see how making it a header, or plopping it at the
> end of a commit message makes an iota of difference to git, while it 
> can help porcelain.

It can't help porcelain.

If we have undefined or bad semantics for it, the only thing it can do is 
_hurt_ porcelain, because it will cause confusion down the line.

Semantics for data objects are _the_ most important part of a SCM. Pretty 
much any project, in fact. 

And bad or weakly defined semantics will invariably cause problems later.

> But that's exactly the point, it's no different than extending git to be
> able to store more than one comment.

So why argue for it?

Just use the existing comment field.

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