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revision numbers (was: Re: Single repository, multiple projects?)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-02-04 00:22:56 CET

On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 10:25:25AM -0800, Sean Russell wrote:
> (superficially) see projects changing when, in fact, they haven't. The
> argument for the current way (AFAICS) is that versions in SVN are, unlike
> CVS, invisible backend mumbo-jumbo that Normal Users shouldn't deal with
> much, anyway.

Interesting that you mention that. For a little while now, I've actually
said that the revision number *is* somewhat arbitrary. For the most part, we
don't worry or care that it is a monotonically increasing integer. We do
equality comparisons, but that is about it.

And since we only care about equality, that means it "should be" perfectly
possible to replace the numbers with arbitrary strings.

Not sure what benefit that has :-), but certainly an interesting concept.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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