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RE: RE: Re: I miss tags

From: Labanca, Rick <rick.labanca_at_studentuniverse.com>
Date: 2004-09-29 16:32:16 CEST

My original use for ... Let's call it a revision alias... Is to keep
track of merge repeats. I slide a tag in the trunk each time I merge
from it. It's not an indicator of a copy of anything in the trunk, or
even anything remotely buildable. It's just an alias for a point in time
that developers can read and use for that purpose.

In other words, making a copy from my sliding tag/alias wouldn't be
legitamate code, therefore the copy in subversion is a bit odd to have
around for this purpose.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Monks, Peter [mailto:peter.monks@vignette.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 6:34 PM
> To: Scott Palmer
> Cc: Subversion Users
> Subject: RE: Re: I miss tags
>
>
> Scott wrote:
> > Nevertheless it appears that the Subversion way is to make a copy
> > and pretend it's a label, instead of making something that actually
> > is a label. It's really sort of a hack.
>
> Isn't the whole notion of labelling a hack to workaround a lack of
> "real" copies, as Subversion implements them? Certainly
> that's the way
> it feels to me, now that I've had time to use Subversion in anger.
>
> That being said I'm still undecided on whether read-only copies
> (independent of how they're used - for tagging or something else
> entirely) are a worthwhile addition or not. I think I'd rather see a
> "linked copy" function first - being able to create a copy of a file
> that is automatically kept in sync with its source (and yes I know
> about symlink support in 1.1, but that doesn't help us poor Windows
> users).
>
> Cheers,
> Peter
>
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