Packages are referenced by a handle of the form
Team packages include a prefix,
Commands that take hashes support "short hashes", up to uniqueness. In practice, 6-8 characters is sufficient to achieve uniqueness.
quilt install uciml/iris -x da2b6f # matches da2b6f56f323b11f7ebe2e32fd3a920e82842aaf0d52fc48eeb1e20f470e66c7
Instances, hashes, tags, and versions
- A package instance is a package handle plus a hash.
akarve/sales:fc7f0bis an instance. Instances are immutable.
- Hashes are automatically generated by Quilt for each package build.
- Tags are human-readable strings associated with a package instance. Tags can be altered to point to different instances of the same package. The most recent build is automatically tagged
- Versions are human-readable strings associated with a package instance. Unlike tags, versions can only ever point to a single package instance.