> From: Santiago Torres <>
> The format specifier will be likely used in other functions throughout
> git tag. One likely candidate to require format strings in the future is
> the gpg_verify_tag function. However, changing the signature of
> functions such as for_each_ref or verify_tag would be quite burdensome.

I do not understand the above excuse.  for-each-ref takes a
callback data pointer exactly because it wants you to be able to
extend what data the callback function gets without changing its
signature.  builtin/tag.c::verify_tag() is a helper static to the
file--why should it be "burdensome" to change it to fit your needs?

Adding technical debt by going backwards is never a good idea
especially done to add a new feature that is not desperately needed.

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