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Subject: Re: [boost] A proposal for superproject structure and testing
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-09 12:24:16

On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 9:17 PM, Alexander Lamaison <awl03_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> With the branch approach, the branch can be
>> deleted, and if I'm not mistaken, the release tag would then reference a non-
>> existent commit of the branch.
> Do you mean that a superproject commit {foo} tagged "mytag" would reference
> a non-existent submodule commit {bar} because {bar} had been on branch
> "mybranch" when commit {foo} was made and branch "mybranch" has since
> been deleted?


> Because, if so, that's not possible with git. Branches are just
> nicknames for particular commits. They can come and go pretty much as
> they please without disrupting other things. Submodules reference a
> _commit_ and the commits remain in the repository regardless of what
> happens to the branches.
> Or put another way, branches are there for the humans. When talking to
> itself (like referencing a submodule) git only cares about commits.

Ok, good to know. Thanks for the clarification.

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