[darcs-users] should it be possible to amend a tag?
Trent W. Buck
twb at cybersource.com.au
Mon Sep 14 01:12:57 UTC 2009
Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> writes:
> One question I have for other darcs hackers is: does Darcs assume in
> any way that tag patches are empty? Because right now, it is possible
> to amend a tag and add stuff to it. Should that be illegal?
I was surprised to find that Darcs "escapes" an attempt to trick it into
making a tag:
$ touch x
$ darcs rec x -lam 'TAG delete-me'
Recording changes in "x":
Finished recording patch '.TAG delete-me'
Unfortunately, that leading dot stays around forever -- nothing ever
Stuff like this, or those Ignore-This lines in the patch description,
really grate. I hope that Darcs 3 will have a new patch file format
that can express such things without kludgily grafting them onto the
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