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Re: I miss tags

From: Brad Appleton <brad_at_bradapp.net>
Date: 2004-09-24 20:07:29 CEST

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 11:20:47AM -0400, David F. Newman wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 10:55, Brad Appleton wrote:
> >
> > A similar idea would be allowing a symbolically-named "alias"
> > for a global revision number. It would just be a mapping
> > (without creating a copy for each one -- however cheap it may be)
> > that would "macro-expand" into the corresponding revnum.
> >
> If a copy of a file in subversion is equivalent to a hard link in unix,
> then ultimately the only thing being added to the repository is the text
> representing the new URL.

Sometimes I just want a name/alias without having to add to
an evergrowing hierarchical namespace of "copies" nor URLs.
I think in this case, its not about what is/isn't added to
the repository.

This goes back to usage of tag as simple attribute/name
(which is a degenerate form of Property, meaning it has
a boolen value of existing or not existing) versus as
a baseline.

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