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Re: Symbolic revision names in dump files

From: Ben Collins <bcollins_at_debian.org>
Date: 2003-05-20 16:02:24 CEST

On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 09:39:48AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:
> > That seems less than adequate, since generally revision numbers in the
> > dumpfile could otherwise be ignored. It would be nice of the svnadmin
> > load parser could accept symbolic revisions, or atleast just HEAD.
> >
> > Anyone else thought about or approached this?
> Giving 'alias' names to revisions seems like a perfect excuse to use a
> revision property.
> The only question is -- do make it a "standard" property, like
> svn:revision-names? If we do, then it would be nice if svn_repos.h
> (svn_fs.h?) had a utility function to search all revision proplists
> and look for revision(s) which match the propval.
> Otherwise, I guess you could do this from a python script using the
> swig bindings... kinda messy either way, though.

I'm still not sure how revision properties help me in this case. It's
not like I know what revs will become a tag ahead of time.

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