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Re: Space wasting

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-03-09 15:53:38 CET

Vincent Lefevre wrote:

> On <http://osdir.com/Article203.phtml>, I read the following:
>
> In Subversion, a tag is simply a branch that is read-only and
> never updated.
>
> So, this could apply to such branches. As they are read-only, a
> text-base isn't necessary.

That should actually say "read-only (by convention)" since there is no mechanism
currently to enforce that (outside of using authz_svn_module). Besides, the
text-base is a client-side artifact; the tag is server-side. There is nothing
wrong with switching a WC to a tag, making changes, then using 'svn diff' to
produce a patch suitable for submission to a project.

John

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