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Re: Mnemomic names for revisions

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-03 20:08:41 CEST

On May 3, 2005, at 12:52 PM, BRM wrote:
>
> I agree with this 100%. It is one thing that I rather
> like about CVS. Since SVN uses the 'svn copy/branch'
> mechanism to perform the tag, I thus have to eat a
> whole revision number

Oh no! Only a quintillion revision numbers left! :-)

> plus the size of the trunk head
> in disk/db space for each tag.

Incorrect. Copying a directory takes up (essentially) no extra disk
space. The repository implements them as hard-links.

You need to read this "cheap copies" box in this chapter of the book:

    http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch04s02.html#svn-ch-4-sect-2.1

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