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Re: bug in Subversion, or do I have unreasonable expectations?

From: Phillip Susi <psusi_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2005-09-19 17:21:10 CEST

Add me to the list of people who don't get peg revisions. It seems to
me that when you specify revision x to checkout, it should look in the
repository under revision x, not the head, and check out the files it
finds there. Based on the error messages people have reported seeing
and later being told they need to use a peg revision, the client looks
in the head revision even though you specify a checkout on a previous
revision, and this just doesn't make any sense to me.

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> The only harm I can see is that users will be that much more confused
> when they finally reach the case where they need peg revisions. ("But
> it always worked without that before...")
> But judging from the number of practically identical questions on the
> list in the past month or two, it does seem like a whole lotta people
> don't "get" peg revisions. I guess they get it well enough once they're
> referred to the correct section in The Book, but either they're not
> understanding the purpose of per revisions when they initially read
> about them in The Book, or they don't even read that section before
> asking.
> I have yet to need to "go back in time" like this with our repository,
> and I fully expect, when that time comes, that I too will forget about
> peg revisions.

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