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Re: Referring to revisions in the git future.

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: Referring to revisions in the git future.
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:42:45 +0000

Barry Warsaw <address@hidden> writes:

> On Oct 30, 2014, at 12:32 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>>Sure, and they're convenient mostly because you're used to them.  They
>>really don't have more content than SHA1s do, but they're easier to
>>read because they're decimal and relatively small.  I'm not going to
>>deny that, but I think everybody would be better off if some
>>infrastructure were created to make SHA1s easier to manipulate.
> That's the point I'm really trying to make; SHAs are simply terrible to
> communicate between humans.

git does provide the describe option:

3:39 address@hidden/x86_64 [emacs.git/address@hidden >git describe --tags

This tells me my current head is 40 commits above the emacs-24.4 tag
with a shortened commit-ish for unambiguous identity.

> Cheers,
> -Barry

Alex Bennée

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