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Mnemonic names for revisions?

From: Wolfgang Fritz <wolfgang.fritz_at_keymile.com>
Date: 2004-09-09 08:36:41 CEST


I'm in the process of switching from CVS to subversion because of the
well known advantages of subversion over CVS.

One of the major differences between CVS and subversion is the handling
of tags. In CVS, tags are needed to "mark" a certain state of the
repository in order to be able to get that state back later. In
subversion, you get this for free because each revision _is_ a certain
state of the repository.

But you have to remember the revision number. So my question:

Is there a way to give a certain revision a mnemonic name?

I know the suggestion from the book to create a tags subdirectory and
copy "tagged" revisions to it, but I must say I don't like this approach
too much. It's kind of overkill for the simple problem of remembering a
certain revision by a mnemonic name, and it can be plain dangerous if
you don't disable "commit-like" modifications to the tags directory.


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Received on Thu Sep 9 08:37:18 2004

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