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Re: Subversion history: Why was/is tagging/branching implemented as copy?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-03 19:50:19 CET

"Joachim Fabini" <Joachim.Fabini@gmx.net> writes:
> Can someone of the Subversion developer crew please detail
> on the project decision to implement Subversion tagging
> and branching as explicit copy? Are there any thoughts or is
> there any ongoing work to later on implement a sort of
> "true" tagging and branching?

There are no plans to change it -- we think copies *are* true tagging
and branching.

> How do you see this topic? Is it just my personal problem,
> my biasing towards concepts I have grown with (ClearCase-user)?
> Or, are native tags really a concept that Subversion lacks?

We tried to think of an important difference between tags/branches and
copies, and couldn't, so we just decided to implement them as copies
and make it user-visible.

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