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Re: Mnemomic names for revisions

From: Brad Appleton <brad.appleton_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-05-12 06:13:36 CEST

H. S. Teoh wrote:
> The first-class label referred to seem to be more-or-less a
> reincarnation of the CVS tag. As I've said before, I don't see any
> particular advantage to have such things, since the current cheap-copy
> mechanism in Subversion already suffices to deal with this. However,
> this is something different from having labels to refer to revision
> numbers.

Agree - although I tend to regard CVS-style "tag" as different from the
kind of "label" mechanism in Accu-Rev or Perforce (one is file-based,
another is project/stream-based).

In fact, CVS-style tags are little more than binary properties
associated at file-revision granularity (with the "catch" that you cant
apply the same sttibute to more than one version of the same file)

That's why CVS-style tags were handy for PCVS-style promotion "marking",
but SVN-style copies cant handle it the same way (you end up having to
do promotion branches instead of promoted versions).

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