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Re: symbolic names?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-04-20 20:33:28 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 10:19, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > I'd imagine "symbolic names" as just being identifiers one could
> > arbitrarily set on particular revisions to make life easier when
> > typing in commands. Would it be extremely difficult to add such a
> > feature? Would it violate the subversion ethos too much?
> You should subscribe to the dev@ list. Branko has already proposed a
> design for this, which is being nitpicked upon. I don't see any
> widespread disagreement with the idea among developers (it's probably
> going to make merge tracking easier); it's only the implementation
> details that are being debated.
> Here's the thread:
> http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svn/archive-2004-04/0973.shtml

A thought: what Perry wants is really a way to say

  $ svn merge -r(rev at which URL was created):HEAD

...where the URL in question is the top of the branch. An interface
for getting the created rev of a URL would mean he could do this:

  $ svn merge -r`svn createdrev URL`:HEAD

If you do it with labels, a human has to maintain the labels.

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