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Re: Terminology for "revision keywords" and "expansion keywords" [was: [PATCH] #2219 canonicalized keyword and new UUID keyword documentation]

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-03-21 16:49:34 CET

Julian Foad wrote:
> (HEAD isn't, by my reckoning, an "alias" for a certain revision number, it's a

It's not an alias for a certain revision number, it's an alias for the
HEAD revision.

Tomatoe, potato. (Or is that how it goes?)

> special (key) word which means "go and find the number of the head revision
> right now, and use the number that you find". I don't think the word "alias"
> has that meaning.)

As a Subversion user, I find it confusing that 'keyword' is used for
two different features.
Not so much when using the program, but definitely when reading the

If I had a vote that counted, I'd throw it at using alias for HEAD and BASE.

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