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Re: I miss tags

From: Brad Appleton <brad_at_bradapp.net>
Date: 2004-09-24 20:02:01 CEST

Actually, there are tools that do this, just via an
entirely different mechanism. Some tolls actually version
not just their data, but also the metadata (e.g., tags,
attributes, and other things). Damon Poole (of Accu-Rev
and OpenCM fame :-) called this the "TimeSafe" property
and wrote a paper on it that is available somewhere on
the accurev website. A few other tools do this too.
Conceptually however it is very different treating a
branch as a "tag".

Accu-Rev however may very well be more similar to Subversion
in this regard. In Accu-Rev, almost everything is a "stream"
(accu-revs term for a project-wide branch). And even "labels"
can be regarded as an instance of a "static stream".

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 10:48:38AM -0600, David Waite wrote:
> Yes, and unlike other tools, tags being treated the same as branches
> allows you to capture history of changes to tags, something that no
> other tool I've used in the past has allowed me to do.
>
> -David Waite
>
> On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:56:09 -0400, Mark Phippard <markp@softlanding.com> wrote:
> > Not only does Subversion have that, it has it for every single commit, it
> > is the global revision number. It is absolutely immutable, unlike tags
> > which always have a way to be changed in EVERY tool out there.
>
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