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Discussion on: How do you make it easier to search through version control for deleted code?

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Ben Halpern Author

Tag your releases or major iterations. Sending it to the app store? Tag it. This has saved us so many times.

We have not been doing that but it's a great call. As a web-first shop it may not occur to us to see any release as major the same way I imagine it would be in iOS world.

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Kim Arnett 

I could definitely see how the lines get blurred. Releases on mobile are generally driven by feature changes.. so it's memorable like that too. Can't speak to the web equivalent. :(

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Ben Halpern Author

In somewhat counter to the first point of "short, sweet, to the point commit messages", lately I've tried to stuff some keywords into my commit messages to make searching through GitHub easier. I'm really not sure how reliable this is.