On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 5:18 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
> OS <os_at_portfoolio.com> writes:
> > Wouldn't this be useful:
> > svn alias <rev> <name> (or svn revalias <rev> <name>)
> > Then one would be able to use <rev> and <name> interchangeably in
> > other svn operations.
> > Call it the poor man's svn tag! :)
> Aside from "some people aren't used to it", I've not seen any
> convincing disadvantages demonstrated for just using 'svn copy' to
> create a tag, I have to admit. I'm keeping an open mind, but if we're
> going to extend Subversion's interface, it should be because of a
> convincing advantage.
(I'm not (yet) very familiar with subversion, so the following might be
I can see at least one disadvantage of the way how tags work:
since a tag is the same as a branch or a copy, it is possible that users
commit to a tag (by accident). This means that the tag then no longer
represents the same revision as when the tag was created. I'm sure such a
situation can easily be corrected, but still, with a distinctive tag
operation (named revisions) this might not happen.
Received on 2008-02-19 14:55:15 CET