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Re: Branches and tags

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-02 15:16:17 CEST

On Jun 2, 2005, at 8:10 AM, Miha Vitorovic wrote:
>
> Well, the quote is from the book, and to be honest, it doesn't
> explain the whole thing quite clearly. Well, it does, but to
> someone who is familiar with a version control system.

Really? The chapter was specifically written to assume that the
reader had never used version control at all. Hence the section in
the beginning, "What's a branch?", which defines the term, and shows
diagrams. Later on, the "Tags" section explains what a tag is, and
how it's similar to a branch.

It sounds like you're unhappy because you want to understand the
*internal* details of why copies are cheap. The book can only go
into so much detail there; there's a sidebar about it in http://
svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch04s02.html#svn-ch-4-sect-2.3.

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