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Re: Roadmap for 1.1

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-04-06 14:28:36 CEST

C.A.T.Magic wrote:

> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 09:22, Jeremy Pereira wrote:
>>> (revision aliases are simple to implement so there is probably a
>>> philosophical reason why the developers haven't implemented them).
>> Not really, it just never occurred to us as important. We've been using
>> the global revision numbers themselves for so long (to do merges,
>> annotate issues, etc), we've never felt the "itch" to refer to them by
>> human names.
> an small advantage of assigning an additional descriptive
> strings ('human names') to a revision could make life easier when
> using dumpfilter to remove data or when using incremental dumps
> to "cut off" very old revisions from in history.
> because as far as i understood, when doing this (filter, cut),
> all revision numbers beyond the removed revisions will
> then have an offset (except if you fill up the deleted
> revisions with no-ops)
> but the descriptive strings would still stick (tag) on the correct
> revision.

That sounds like just another revision prop (a list of names), but one
that would have to be indexed if we wanted to use it in the user
interface (-r12309 or -r{2004-03-29} or -r[prop value]). This sounds
like a useful extension for 1.1, not just because of svndumpfilter.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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