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Re: I miss tags

From: Brian Mathis <bmathis_at_directedge.com>
Date: 2004-09-23 18:55:31 CEST

Labanca, Rick wrote:
> Real tags, anyone ask for those?
> When I merge from branch X to branch Y, in cvs I would tag that last
> place in X I came from. So then next time I only merge diffs from that
> tag to the head.
> It seems to me it would be handy to have tags which are no more than
> aliases for a revision. Why do all that copying to a fake tag directory
> when all you need is this?
> This comes from me wanting to keep a little text file around with a
> revision number of where I last merged, which isn't really a solution
> for multiple developers to keep track of.
> Just a thought, still digesting subversion coming from cvs. I'm still
> unfortunately in the tolerate stage, it's been more work to use, but a
> lot of that has to do with subclipse.
> Rick

The only difference between "real tags" and "all that fake copying" is
your own concept of what's going on. They both operate in exactly the
same way. A copy only takes up "1 unit" of the repository and are
exactly what you're asking for, aliases for a revision, it does not
duplicate all the files. A "real tag" would also have to be stored in
the repository, except in svn it's simply part of the file hierarchy.

PS: Devs, maybe we need a "svn tag" command, that's just an alias to
"svn copy" :).

Brian Mathis
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Received on Thu Sep 23 18:56:00 2004

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