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Re: Mnemomic names for revisions

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-09 13:37:09 CEST

On May 9, 2005, at 12:32 AM, Brian Huddleston wrote:

> Revisions are immutable. Branches-called-tags are not. It isn't
> about trust or preventing malicious behavior its about preventing
> accidents. Unless you're a small enough shop that someone is
> watching every commit, or a large enough shop to afford to have
> someone dedicate their time to watching "tag" commits you're stuck
> with doing a hook-script.
> The hook script is doable, certainly, that's how we're setup, but
> it strikes many people with a traditional SCM background as a bit
> of a hack to have to write a script to enforce a semantic which
> they believe to be inherent to the idea of a tag.

Are you somehow suggesting that revision-labels would be safer than
the current implementation of tags? That it would be impossible to
accidentally revision-labels? Or that if they were accidentally
changed, the change would always be noticed? I'd like to hear about
a design that makes that guarantee.

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