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Re: M7: Branches and Tags

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2001-11-17 05:05:46 CET

> Colin Putney wrote:
> Tags are a CVS thing. Their purpose is to establish which revisions of a
> set of files correspond to each other, since CVS keeps revisions per
> file. Subversion doesn't need tags because the revision numbers reflect
> the state of the entire repository. The "copy solution" that always gets
> mentioned is actually unnecessary, since all you really need to do is
> remember the revision number you're interested in. The copy just makes
> that revision "stand out" a bit because you can see it in a directory
> listing and give it a name instead of a number. The real power of 'svn
> cp' is for branching.

That is true for the case of rtag, but with cvs tag, you can tag mixed
revision working copies, and I know that that is a feature that many
people (including Karl and myself) use.

-Fitz

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