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Bo Berglund wrote: > Just curious: > What is val-tags file really used for? > If it is to check if a particular tag actually exists *somewhere* in > the repository so an error message can be *immediately* sent back and > the operation aborted, I would understand it. > But right now all it provides is a list of tags used somewhere with no > indication on where, so all module files must anyways be checked for > the requested tag individually if a checkout is made by tag. > Seems weird to me and also rather unuseful. If the tag is in the val-tags file then it is known to exist, so checkout can be started immediately. If it isn't then it still *might* exist, so it has to be searched for - in practice this searching happens extremely rarely. Tony