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Re: I miss tags

From: H. S. Teoh <hsteoh_at_quickfur.ath.cx>
Date: 2004-09-28 02:59:16 CEST

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 12:33:57AM +0200, Marc Logemann wrote:
> Scott and Brad got it right. IMO its not the space or some other
> resource issue that bothers some people, its about presentation of the
> revisions and the perception how a revision should be managed. Perhaps
> its also a feeling that this copy mechanism behaves like a workaround,
> while mostly doing what most people need, its doesnt get it completely
> right. Brad explained that very good.
> For me, a revision is something inlined into the repository, without any
> representation other than a defineable mark. Something you can check out
> on demand, and something you can query easy for. To think again about
> it, the presentation issue is the one that matters most to me.

I concede they have a point regarding using symbolic names for
revisions. I'm still doubtful about enforcing non-writability, but as
Brad already pointed out, if we have symbolic names for revisions,
then most of the reasons for wanting non-writable branches /
directories / what-have-you become irrelevant.

But either way, perhaps the people who really want this feature should
take it up with the development list?


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