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

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2003-11-04 05:21:45 CET

On Nov 3, 2003, at 10:51 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Mon, 2003-11-03 at 21:43, Brian Huddleston wrote:
>> We *like* the tag semantic of a read-only snapshot of history, have
>> build
>> and development processes that rely on that semantic and would like
>> that
>> semantic to be enforced by something other than social convention.
>> :-)
> So enforce it with an authorization system. Either use a pre-commit
> hook script, or mod_auth_svn, or svnserve's authz system. Allow people
> to create top-level directories in '/tags/', but not do any other write
> commands in there.

Yeah, i don't understand the problem either.
What they've done can emulate the lesser behavior of CVS, but CVS can't
emulate what they've done.
IE it's a superset.

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