Re: newbie questions about git design and features (some wrt hg)

From: Brendan Cully <brendan@kublai.com>
Date: 2007-02-03 04:59:23
On Friday, 02 February 2007 at 08:42, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
> 
> On Fri, 2 Feb 2007, Jakub Narebski wrote:
> > 
> > Gaaah. Why anyone would want to have non-propagated tags?
> 
> That's *definitely* not the mistake.
> 
> I use private tags (and branches, for that matter) all the time. I'd be 
> very upset indeed if all my tags were always pushed out when I push 
> something out.
> 
> The mistake seems to be to think that tags get "versioned", and are part 
> of the tree history. That's insane. It means that you can never have a tag 
> to a newer tree than the one you are on.

The tags you use can simply be those from the tip of the repository,
regardless of which revision you've currently checked out.

> Tags are *independent* of history. They must be. They are "outside" 
> history, since the whole point of tags are to point to history.

Tags have history too. They are added at particular times by
particular people, and sometimes changed (this wouldn't happen in an
ideal world, but it happens). It's a shame not to be able to find this
history.
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