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New revision keyword for easier branch management

From: Patrik Rak <patrik_at_mindwarestudios.com>
Date: 2005-11-29 17:20:01 CET


I have a little feature request which would help us quite a lot to manage our

To put it simply - it would be great if there was a new revision keyword called
BRANCH or COPY or whatever which would mean the revision when given file/dir
was copied, i.e., the same revision --stop-on-copy of svn log would stop at.

So instead of having to use the

svn log --verbose --stop-on-copy /path/to/my/branch

and get the number X for use in command like

svn merge --revision X:Y /path/to/my/branch

I could conveniently use

svn merge --revision COPY:HEAD /path/to/my/branch


svn diff --revision COPY:HEAD /path/to/my/branch

directly without the need to mess with the errorprone numbers.

We do all of our development in branches (usually one branch per feature
implemented) and we always merge entire branches, in order to keep the review
processes under control. This results in a lot of branches and the use of the
numbers soon gets tedious. In case (unless?) this feature is implemented, we
will rather stick with creating the base tags for each of our branches instead
of using the numbers.

Thanks for considering this.

Patrik Rak

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