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RE: replace a tag with a new version

From: Zieg, Mark <mark.zieg_at_lmco.com>
Date: 2005-03-02 16:55:58 CET

> > How would you replace tags/current?
>
> The short answer is "you wouldn't."
>
> The thing you're wanting to do -- find out which tag represents the
> current stable code -- is something we're handling outside of
> Subversion.

I don't understand this answer. Regardless of whether or not the
procedure is regarded as "philosophically pure" from the "Subversion
viewpoint" -- if there is such a thing -- is there anything technically
impossible, unsafe, or inefficient with simply deleting the old
"tags/stable" tag and copying a new one?

I understand that the fundamental role of a tag is to record "a snapshot
in time." However, it is extremely common user requirement to access
the most recent "snapshot in time" _at_which_ a certain condition was
true (the code compiles, or the code passes regression test, or the
documentation was signed off by QA, whatever). I don't see the "sin" in
maintaining a single, guaranteed-available tag associated with the
latest snapshot meeting such conditions.

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