I know I and others have commented on this before, but to me the
revision number isn't an issue, it's that tags are "just copies" and not
first-order elements of the repository like a ClearCase label. To many
this is a deficiency of Subversion and there have been a number of
usecases and arguments spelled out in the past:
In particular I'd like the ability to branch from and rebase to a label
- for example, I create a branch of the trunk at label REV1 and then at
any time I can rebase my branch to labels created on the trunk.
svn mklabel REV1
svn label TRUNK REV1
svn copy TRUNK_at_REV1 BRANCH
svn co BRANCH
... work goes on...
svn mklabel REV2
svn label TRUNK REV2
svn merge -rREV2 TRUNK (# Rebases my branch to what the trunk looked
like at REV2)
> Subversion also doesn't have real tags. Instead, you treat a branch as
> which means you have to make sure people don't accidently check in
> revisions into your tag, or else you're in trouble. It is also
> see exactly what was tagged. For example, if I do a "svn cp" of
> 2345 to a tag, the tagged revision becomes revision 5694. Because of
> tagging is messier than it should be.
Only if you get hung up on special meaning for revision numbers.
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