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Mnemomic names for revisions

From: David Gómez <david_at_pleyades.net>
Date: 2005-04-29 19:26:56 CEST

Hi all ;),

I just was finishing reading the Subversion book before setting up my
repositories, and wasn't very happy about the tags naming scheme... ;). So
i've been browsing the list archives, and i've find out that more subversion
users already thought about this particular problem...

I know the topic has been already discussed in the list, but i'm not sure about
the results:

Are mnemonic names for releases going to be implemented in future subversion

Call it mnemonic names, tags, aliases, whatever... I think it would be very
useful to associate names like myproject-1.0 to a certain revision number, and
be able to use it in the -r parameter for the svn client.

One of the arguments about using the tags directory and 'svn copy' is that it's
gives you a tag mnemonic and that svn copy is a inexpensive operation...., but
it's not the same, because i'm _forced_ to create a tags directory to manage
tags, and that's precisely what i don't want. Tags should be more simple than
that, just like revision keywords PREV, HEAD, BASE and COMITTED, a mapping
from a literal to a revision number.


David Gómez                                      Jabber ID: davidge@jabber.org
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