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Re: I miss tags

From: H. S. Teoh <hsteoh_at_quickfur.ath.cx>
Date: 2004-09-24 21:04:07 CEST

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 01:38:12PM -0500, Brad Appleton wrote:
> So should SVN get rid of its tags-as-copies? Of course
> not. I don't think anyone is saying that. Should it adopt
> a CVS-style tags instead? I'm not sure anyone is saying
> that either. I think their just saying there is this other
> use of tags as attributes/properties that is orthogonal
> from tags-as-copies and I want to be able to do that too,
> and I want to consider it separately in the UI as well
> (whether or not the implementation does or not is
> another matter :-).

In other words, you're essentially asking for "syntactic sugar" in
dealing with tags, independently of how they're actually implemented?
If this is the case, a few wrapper scripts around svn would do the
trick. Tags will still be implemented the way they are, but this would
be abstracted away in the wrapper scripts, and you'll have a
consistent, blackbox interface for manipulating them.

This could be coded into svn, but I wouldn't want to do that, since
different projects have different setups, and some people could decide
to have a global /tags directory, and others a per-subproject tags
directory, and yet others may not want such a thing at all. I think
it's good to keep the basic features a consistent, minimal set, and
build on top of that according to your needs.


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Received on Fri Sep 24 21:06:57 2004

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