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Re: Reality check

From: Daniel Torreblanca <regulatethis_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:13:58 -0500

On Feb 19, 2008 4:52 AM, Branko ╚ibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> wrote:


> > I've thought that it would make sense to add a property to the trunk
> > directory that indicates "this is a project root directory" (in the
> > sense that it is the root of a source code tree, typically the level
> > that users check out). The property would help scripts orient
> > themselves. Moreover, it would automatically get propagated when trunk
> > is copied to make a tag or branch, making it obvious (with no more work)
> > that *those* are also project root directories.
> >
> > The point of such a property would mostly be to serve as a line of
> > demarcation between the project/trunk/tags/branches namespace
> > interesting in the SCM world and the filename namespace interesting for
> > working copies, build tools, etc.
> >
> > If there were a standard convention and name for such a property, then
> > tool builders might start using it.
> >
> Reading this and similar proposals makes me want to cry. People keep
> proposing hacks upon hacks upon hacks instead of recognizing the
> fundamental truth that our branching model is broken.
> Deal with it. I've had my catharsis and am all better now, no more
> jitters and insomnia. Highly recommended.
> -- Brane

Forgive me for being new, but how is it broken?
Received on 2008-02-19 16:14:11 CET

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