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Re: Mnemonic names for revisions?

From: S.Ramaswamy <ramaswamy_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-09-09 09:07:21 CEST

Wolfgang Fritz wrote:

>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.
Why is it a overkill ? With 'cvs tag' the time it takes depends on the
size of the directory that is being tagged; svn tagging is a constant
time operation. If permissions on tag-directories is your concern, you
might want to check out the section on setting per-directory
permissions in chapter 6 of the svn book


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