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Re: Revisions graph?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-09-18 02:28:22 CEST

Bryce Schober <bryceman@dpzone.com> writes:

> I've been snooping around here a while, I'm a current cvsnt
> user/admin. I like the looks of subversion, and I haven't actually
> tried the gui clients yet, but one of our favorite features of wincvs
> around here is the history graph.

This graph would be nearly impossible to produce in Subversion. The
WinCVS graph, IIRC, shows every version of a file, and a list of every
tag or branch that each version is part of. It's basically a visual
representation of the RCS file format.

Subversion indexes data "the other way". The only way to discover all
the tags/branches that a specific version of a file lives in ... is by
brute-force searching. This is a side effect of global revisions and
all the node-sharing between revision trees. The trade-off, of
course, is constant-time creation of tags and branches.

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