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Re: Mnemomic names for revisions

From: Tim Hill <tim_at_realmsys.com>
Date: 2005-05-20 00:55:07 CEST

Ben? This has been a long thread, and I'd be interested in your
position. I have very little free dev time right now to help out (deeply
involved in new startup). I could certainly help out with some
formalization/spec work as part of the community process.

--Tim

David Gómez wrote:

>Hi Tim ;),
>
>On May 12 at 01:44:55, Tim Hill wrote:
>
>
>>Why is this good? Because it eliminates drudge work for developers,
>>because it frees the message log field for informal comments, and not
>>quasi-data and because it encourages automation. At present, I have
>>several processes I *cannot* automate easily in SVN because the "best
>>practice" follows the familiar "search the log for the infomation, and
>>type in the rev# into the -r switch" form. This is error-prone to automate.
>>
>>ok, you probably think I'm mad now :)
>>
>>
>
>Maybe you're mad XD, but your comments are sane enough ;). Using log
>messages for in-band information is a bad thing. I'm using log messages
>in absence of labels to mark revisions :(.
>
>After all the messages in this thread, i still don't know subversion
>developers position about labels. This is a open question to them: Is
>somebody working on this feature or is definitely discarded to add a
>feature to add mnemonic labels to revisions? I don't have intentions to
>start another big thread ;), i'd only like to know how this fits into
>subversion future development plans.
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>
Received on Fri May 20 00:56:55 2005

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