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Re: Branches and tags

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-02 14:50:58 CEST

On Jun 2, 2005, at 1:05 AM, Hridyesh Pant wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to move subversion.but i am not able to understand
> below point:
> "Branching and tagging are cheap (constant time) operations
> There is no reason for these operations to be expensive, so they
> aren't.
>
> Branches and tags are both implemented in terms of an underlying
> "copy" operation. A copy takes up a small, constant amount of
> space. Any copy is a tag; and if you start committing on a copy,
> then it's a branch as well. (This does away with CVS's "branch-
> point tagging", by removing the distinction that made branch-point
> tags necessary in the first place"
>
>
> Could anybody help me to explain in detail with example.

How about reading chapter 4?

http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch04.html

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