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Re: Tag cleanup

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: Tag cleanup
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 08:49:22 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Ulrich Mueller <address@hidden>:
> In Gentoo, we have a "live" ebuild for Emacs that fetches from the
> upstream VCS repository. When fetching from git, we use shallow clones
> by default, because history is not interesting for this use case.
> Obtaining the raw SHA1 (with "git rev-parse HEAD" or similar) will
> still work for shallow clones, while "git describe" won't.
> There's a related downstream bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/489100
> Quoting from there: "Is this really worth non-shallow fetches? We're
> talking about increasing overhead seriously for the sake of pretty
> version string." I'm passing this question on to you. ;-)
> Ulrich

Thank you.  I consider that this resolves the describe-vs.-SHA1 question.
Not in a way that I like, mind you, but that's life.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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