Problems with deleting tags?

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Wed Apr 20 05:26:13 UTC 2016

Meant to add, but got lost in the torrent:

>   So, for the VCS-tag vs. local-tag, it may be reasonable to have the
>   same backend code (maybe slightly different to maintain disjoint
>   lists, or maybe an extra flag in the data structure saying which
>   it's on) and just different commands or flags for them.  Though that
>   can intersect oddly with some questions of how the history is
>   represented too as far as how it gets publicized, so maybe it's not
>   quite so simple.

And for that matter, the main point of versioning on tags isn't so
much "let me see the history of this" as "automate resolution of
changes on merge", so versioning is almost a waste for local tags,
since sorta by definition there's nowhere you'd want to merge them.

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