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Re: Subversion "labels" vs. "tags"

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-05-24 19:04:14 CEST

David Weintraub wrote:

>On the user list, I mentioned that there are really two forms of
>"obliterate": One removes a particular version of a file (like
>ClearCase's "rmversion") and one that removes the entire history of a
>file (like ClearCase's "rmelem"). I consider the former to be more
>used than the latter.
>
>The problem I see is that Subversion doesn't version a particular
>file, but the entire archive. Because of this, I imagine it would be
>rather difficult to implement such commands.
>
>
That's not really the reason wny it's difficult. The main problem is
that you have to scan the whole repository for references to the file,
and do forward-tracking of history (that's not esily done with the
current repository schema).

The "rmversion" variant is even harder because you can't just remove all
references, you have to modify them.

-- Brane

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