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Re: I miss tags

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2004-09-27 22:42:39 CEST

On Sep 27, 2004, at 3:05 PM, Tom Mornini wrote:

> 3) A basic misunderstanding that somehow, someway, regardless
> of what everyone keeps telling them, copies at NOT cheap.
> Notice repeated usage in this thread of derogatory words
> such as overkill, and suggestions that it is somehow
> wasteful, or more than you want or need, to make copies.

I think it is more that it clutters the tree. I know the disk space
isn't an issue, but a copy takes up just as much space in the
repository tree as the original. I don't care about disk space,
because the repository isn't even on my disk -it's on a server that has
plenty of space. But either you have tons of 'tags' folders all over
the place, or a few 'tags' folders full of all sorts of stuff that I
don't really want to see most of the time. And as noted in #2, they
don't show up in some places where it would be very useful to see them.

As a general mechanism for marking a revision, I have no problem with
the underlying "cheap copy" implementation. It is the presentation
(identical to that of a branch except that we gave it a special name)
that I find a bit awkward.

Scott

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