I love git

Kent Fredric kentfredric at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 10:59:11 GMT 2012

On 28 October 2012 12:32, David Flynn <davidf at woaf.net> wrote:
> * David Cantrell (david at cantrell.org.uk) wrote:
>> Now, my question - can I delete the branch, while still leaving the tag
>> in place?
> Yes, branches (as are tags) are just pointers to commits.  As long as
> a commit is reachable via some pointer, it won't be GC'd.
> ..david

You can even survive accidentally deleting a branch or tag most of the
time, because there's always the "reflog", which contains a list of
pointers to commits , and this reflog is only periodically trimmed.

Yet another reason to love git.


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