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Re: Updating a Tag

From: Michael Price <michael.price_at_computer.org>
Date: 2003-06-21 23:21:12 CEST

--- Shlomi Fish <shlomif@vipe.stud.technion.ac.il> wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Robert Pluim wrote:
> [ Do some work]
> cvs tag -F LATEST_DEVEL
> [ Do some work, and have another latest devel ]
> cvs tag -F LATEST_DEVEL
> Understood?

Yeah, I understand. However, I feel the need to point out that moving
tags is EVIL, EVIL, EVIL! Its sad cvs makes it so easy.

> > Well, you've just destroyed part of your history.
> Actually I did not. The entire history is kept in the trunk. The tag is
> just a snapshot of it, which I don't mind updating to the latest one
> somehow.

Actually you did. When you move a tag you've destroyed history. Period.
This is why moving tags is EVIL. Most projects I've been on explicitly
disallow tag moving.


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