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Re: I miss tags

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2004-09-23 19:42:13 CEST

Sean Laurent <sean@neuronfarm.com> wrote on 09/23/2004 01:32:21 PM:

> On Thursday 23 September 2004 12:08 pm, Walt Armour wrote:
> > For me, I think the main 'disconnect' with tags in SVN is their
syntax.
> >
> > In CVS we referenced tags as separate items using (typically) a '-r'
> > parameter or something.
> >
> > In SVN we (typically) reference a tag using an URL to the TAGS
sub-path.
>
> There's also the concept of 'labels', provided by software like Perforce
and
> presumably others, which has been mentioned on this list before.
>
> In Perforce, a label is simply way to reference a particular revision...
very
> similar to the CVS tag mechanism. I know this has been mentioned on the
list
> before, but I'm not seeing a feature request that matches this.

To me, this is an advantage of Subversion since the global revision number
is always present as a means to refer to a specific revision. You do not
need to create a label to accomplish the same thing. For the same reason,
you do not really even need to create a tag. The tag is a convenience
item for your own benefit, you do not neeed the tags to get the same
results from merges or other operations, as you can also just specify the
equivalent revision number.

The other great thing is that you can always create the tag. So if a year
after making some release, you decide it would be helpful to have a tag,
you can just use svn log to find the relevant revision number for that
point in time, and then retroactively create the tag based on that
revision number.

Subversion is awesome.

Mark

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