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Re: Branches and tags

From: Miha Vitorovic <mvitorovic_at_nil.si>
Date: 2005-06-02 15:38:14 CEST

sussman@collab.net wrote on 02.06.2005 15:17:35:

> 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.

No really, even though everything is described (and I know that it is), it
didn't have much meaning for me until I saw it in action. It explains why
split the repository into a a trunk/branches/tags, but for someone reading
the book before installing Subversion for the first time, it is like
describing snow to a pygmy.

You know what it is, but you don't understand it. Or maybe it just me ;-)
Anyway, in the end I simply said to myself: "Well, if they are suggesting
it, I'll set it up that way. They obviously must know what they are
talking about.", and aftera day or two I was like "Ahhh!!! So, this is
what it means! It is quite simple."

Understanding the internals is just a bonus.


  Miha Vitorovic
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