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Re: Subversion history: Why was/is tagging/branching implemented as copy?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-03 23:48:34 CET

Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> [moving to the dev list, as it more properly belongs there]
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> >We tried to think of an important difference between tags/branches and
> >copies, and couldn't, so we just decided to implement them as copies
> >and make it user-visible.
> >
> >
> Actually, I _have_ thought of an important (to me, that is) difference
> between branches and copies, and I brought it up a few times, but it can
> wait until post-1.0. A difference that would incidentally make history
> traversing much easier, especially in non-BDB backends -- but it would
> mean a change in the database schema. :-)

Speak now -- you may just get your chance to change the schema one
last time before 1.0...

-- Mike, enslaved by libsvn_fs.

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