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Re: I miss tags

From: Wolfgang Fritz <wolfgang.fritz_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-09-25 08:06:16 CEST

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.
>

But isn't changing a tag wrong in the first place? If I look in my
dictionary for the word "tag", I find a tag is something like a label
sticked to an object to mark it. That's exactly what a tag is in
versioning: a label to mark a snapshot in the repository. The only
operations allowed on tags should be creation, renaming and deletion. In
our subversion setup we have forced that by a pre-commit hook.

> -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.

Exactly. And this is one of the big advantages over CVS. But my personal
problem with numeric revision numbers is that I can't remember them. So
having "mnemonic" aliases for revision numbers would be nice to have IMO.

Wolfgang
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