On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:36:05AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 09:03:32AM +0100, Guido Günther wrote:
> > If we really want a tag in front of the commit identifier we should
> > specify the VCS: [Git:fed3f3d], [Svn:r1234], [Hg:fed3f3d] this would
> > help in the case where a package switches VCSs. 
> > 
> > > Finally, I missed if the aim is finding something Git-specific or not,
> > > in the latter case the commit ID can be paired via a VCS identifier,
> > > though I acknowledge that it risks to become too heavy ...
> 
> In fact, I was asking this exactly to understand whether we would want
> a VCS-tag in the commit id or not. My use case was exactly as yours,
> VCS switch.
> 
> But now I do agree with Martin that those cases are probably to tricky
> to hard any how (no URL, old repo possibly shut down, ...). It is
> simply not worth.
I don't have a need for it either - just iff we want to have a qualifier
inside the braces we should at least use the type of VCS not only
"Commit:". 
Cheers,
 -- Guido

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