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Re: status of symbolic names for revision numbers..

From: Bruce Thompson <bruce_at_otherother.com>
Date: 2005-04-21 21:59:23 CEST

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My apologies Eitan for the duplicate response, I just now realized I
didn't do a reply-all...

On Apr 21, 2005, at 12:06 PM, Eitan Suez wrote:

> hello,
> i recently scanned the users archive and noticed lengthy threads
> back in september on the topic of referencing a revision number by
> name
> or mnemonic. it appears many users (myself included) want such a
> feature.
> here are my questions:
> a. have any decisions been made by the subversion team regarding
> whether this feature is something worth implementing?
> b. if so, does such a feature now exist?
> i'm thinking about writing myself a little script (say, 'mysvn') that
> acts as a very thin layer on top of svn to translate tagnames
> to revision numbers.
> it would basically work like this:
> 1. mysvn tag [-r revisionnumber] tagname
> -> records the correspondence from tagname to revision number
> 2. mysvn update -r tagname
> -> would basically resolve to:
> svn update -r lookuprevisionfor(tagname)
> thanks, eitan

Hi eitan,

I think the existing cheap-copy capabilities will give you this. How
would what you propose differ from the following:

svn cp -m "Tagging rev 4432"

This creates a branch at the given revision, which will always remain
at that revision as long as no one merges into the copy. It seems to me
that this should satisfy your requirements?

Checking out the tagged version would be:

svn co http://mymachine.com/repos/Project/tags/tagname


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