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Re: Branches and tags

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-02 14:22:41 CEST

On 6/2/05, Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt@satorlaser.com> wrote:

[ snip ]

> > "Branching and tagging are cheap (constant time) operations
> > There is no reason for these operations to be expensive, so they aren't.
>
> This is just to reassure people that the copy operation for branching/tagging
> is not expensive, neither in terms of disk space nor CPU load. The reason for
> this is that the node 'tags/project1/version_0.1' at revision X is internally
> stored as reference to the node 'trunk/project1' at revision X-1, i.e. there
> is no copying going on.

Yes, as well as stressing the difference with CVS, where the execution
time fo tagging and branching is lineair with the number of files to
be branched or tagged.

bye,

Erik.

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