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Re: Git transition checklist

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Git transition checklist
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:22:59 +0200

> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 15:11:04 -0500
> From: "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> > If I run the above git command in the Emacs git repo, I get this:
> > 
> >   $ git describe --tags
> >   mh-e-8.5-4522-gaa5ae3b
> > 
> > I doubt that we want this.  We want the git sha1 value of the last
> > commit instead, I think.
> Why?  If the repo has proper release tags (which it will - I'm going to
> do that), knowing the offset from the last release conveys more information
> than a lump of SHA1.

"Proper release tags" are something for humans to remember doing, and
so is unreliable.

If we want more information, we can make "git log" command that will
provide that, e.g., the commit date and time.

And of course what you call "the lump of SHA1" is the most beautiful
thing in the whole world, so why should we be shy of that?

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