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Re: Subversion "labels" vs. "tags"

From: Pedro Lamarão <pedro.lamarao_at_intersix.com.br>
Date: 2005-05-25 16:56:53 CEST

Julian Foad wrote:


> If you will now agree that the concept that you call a "label" is the
> same as the concept that Subversion developers call a "tag", then we
> seem to have arrived at a shared view. (The need to set up hook scripts
> and use awkward syntax in order to use tags in Subversion is part of the
> implementation and user interface, not the concept.)
> Now we need to see in what respects the use is _too_ awkward at present,
> and in what respects it is just a little awkward but could be made
> better anyway, and then we could see about improving it.

A quick search in the Subversion home-page couldn't find a document
describing the reasoning in this thread.

It seems that the developer's understanding on this "label" dilemma
could use greater exposition.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to have a Rationale document, maybe even an
answer in the FAQ, about this?

Pedro Lamarão
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