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Re: Symbolic names for revisions

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-04-19 18:24:19 CEST

On Sun, 2004-04-18 at 14:47, Barry Scott wrote:
> One of the use cases that I want to solve is being able to know which
> tags an item belongs to though out its history. This is an expensive
> operation in Subversion, basically you have to retrieve all the
> changed paths data and notice when the item you care about is referenced,
> taking into account renames etc.
> Some form of symbolic naming could help with this problem.
> A way of telling subversion that this copy is special (a tag)
> could help as well.

Here's where the conversation gets fuzzy to me.

I would like to know:

  * The precise nature of the query you want to be able to make. (Is it
"which tags does any revision of this file live in" or is it "which tags
does a particular revision of this file live in"? Justify your answer
with a use case.)

  * How "some form of symbolic naming" would help. (I don't think
Branko's recent proposal would help, for instance.)

  * How "a way of telling subversion that this copy is special" would

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