On 13-07-26 03:06 PM, Jeff King wrote:
> 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.
I'm happy with Peff's version.
Reviewed-by: Marc Branchaud <marcn...@xiplink.com>
(Daniele, don't feel put off because Jonathan & I are accepting Peff's text.
If you think it still needs improving please speak up!)
> -- >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
> --- a/Documentation/git-tag.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-tag.txt
> @@ -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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