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Re: Updating a Tag

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2003-06-21 20:08:07 CEST

Robert Pluim <rpluim@bigfoot.com> writes:

> Martin v. L÷wis writes:
> > I think deleting the old tag, and then copying again is just the right
> > solution. Notice that cvs wouldn't move a tag without force, either.
> Ah well, opinions obviously differ. I like to think of tags as
> immutable representations of a particular state, so moving one seems
> strange to me.

If one deletes a Subversion "tag" and creates a new one with the same
name then no history is lost. The old tag is still accessible through
a revision in which it existed. I'm no CVS expert, but I believe
moving a CVS tag permanently discards history.

If one did adopt a delete/create approach to tags in Subversion then
be aware that it will not be possible to "svn up" a working copy
checkout of the tag when the tag is "moved". Instead it will be
necessary to use "svn switch" to get the new tag.

Philip Martin
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Received on Sat Jun 21 20:09:11 2003

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