On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 07:33:01PM +0200, Daniele Segato wrote:
> stress the difference between the two with suggestion on when the user
> should use one in place of the other.
> Signed-off-by: Daniele Segato <daniele.seg...@gmail.com>
The intent of your patch seems reasonable to me. There are a few minor
language and typographical mistakes, and the patch itself is
I also do not know that it is accurate to say "most git commands ignore
lightweight tags". It is really only "naming" ones like "git describe".
Here is a re-send of your patch with the fixups I would recommend.
-- >8 --
From: Daniele Segato <daniele.seg...@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH] docs/git-tag: explain lightweight versus annotated tags
Stress the difference between the two with a suggestion on
when the user should use one in place of the other.
Signed-off-by: Daniele Segato <daniele.seg...@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
Documentation/git-tag.txt | 11 +++++++++++
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
diff --git a/Documentation/git-tag.txt b/Documentation/git-tag.txt
index 22894cb..c418c44 100644
@@ -42,6 +42,17 @@ is used to specify custom GnuPG binary.
GnuPG key for signing. The configuration variable `gpg.program`
is used to specify custom GnuPG binary.
+Tag objects (created with `-a`, `s`, or `-u`) are called "annotated"
+tags; they contain a creation date, the tagger name and e-mail, a
+tagging message, and an optional GnuPG signature. Whereas a
+"lightweight" tag is simply a name for an object (usually a commit
+Annotated tags are meant for release while lightweight tags are meant
+for private or temporary object labels. For this reason, some git
+commands for naming objects (like `git describe`) will ignore
+lightweight tags by default.
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