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Re: Tags and branches are NOT the same

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2006-03-20 21:54:28 CET

On 3/20/06, John Calcote <john.calcote@gmail.com> wrote:
> revisions is not enough. Regardless, I would still like to see whatever
> comes of this discussion provide a lighter-weight mechanism for managing
> simple symbolic revisions.

When you say "lighter-weight", I'm not sure what you mean. Creating a
tag in Subversion is a constant-time and constant-space operation,
regardless of the size of the tree being copied. Placing a tag in
CVS, by comparison, places an entry in the repository for each file
being tagged. So "cvs tag" takes both time and space proportional to
the size of the tree being tagged. Subversion tags are much more
light-weight than CVS tags.

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