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Re: Thanks and a global versioning question; WAS:: Help: XML Parser e rror, Date Conversion failed

From: Bruce Elrick <bruce_at_elrick.ca>
Date: 2004-03-23 22:30:51 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-03-23 at 13:26, Crucius, Wesley wrote:
>>On a side note, what do you think of the idea of a post commit script that
>>automatically tags every commit? My proposed users aren't going to like (or
>>understand) the global revision number so I'm hoping if I use a post commit
>>script to create a "YYYYMMDDHHMMSS" sort of a tag, they may never notice the
>>global revision number...
> Trying to make your users use Subversion without noticing/using the
> global revision numbers is like asking them to drive a car after
> removing the tires.
> Besides, every global revision already *has* a date attached to it... so
> I don't understand how it would be useful to present your users with a
> directory full of subdirectories named "YYYMMDDHHMMSS"? That would be
> *less* confusing?

I could see it appealing to people for the same reason that path-space
tagging/branching by cheap copies is appealing. With CVS, tags and
branches are in a different space from the directory structure, but
SubVersion allows you to map that into the path-space. He's simply
mapping Subversion revisions the same way. It doesn't buy you nearly as
much as the original CVS-tags to SVN-path mapping, but hey, to each his
own... :-)

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