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Re: rationale for 'svnversion' (vs 'svn version') ?

From: Kevin Puetz <puetzk_at_puetzk.org>
Date: 2005-03-29 04:21:56 CEST

John Peacock wrote:

> Scott Palmer wrote:
> Revision numbers are cheap (we've got 2^16 of them if memory serves).
> And since you can delete the tag when you are done with it, you won't
> even "see" it unless you look at the log. They are not clutter; they
> are history. And unlike CVS, additional copies do not bloat the
> repository in the slightest, since Subversion effectively does a copy on
> write; unless and until you change something in the tag, it exists only
> as a snapshot of the subtree.

I sure hope we have more than 2^16 - the KDE conversion is at r405688, so
clearly at least some things go well beyond that range...

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