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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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