Are the very old tags are needed?

Jonathan Leto jaleto at
Sun Nov 21 18:07:10 UTC 2010


I don't understand why we are trying to get rid of old tags. They are
useful bits of information, and they take up negligible amounts of

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 3:24 AM, Gerd Pokorra <gp at> wrote:
> I looked to the tag "V1" on svn
> It seems to be a tag from the time where languages was in the parrot
> source tree. It includes file for perl6.

V1 is the first commit in Subversion.

> I think Rakudo will look forward and do not need this files at github.
> (Patrick: Please correct me if I am wrong.)
> For other languages it seems not to be a good starting point. Current
> starting points in Parrot should be better.
> So I see no reason why the tag "V1" could not be deleted.

But I see no reason why it should.

What is the *actual* reason for getting rid of tags? They mark useful
points in the history of our codebase.


Jonathan "Duke" Leto
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