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Re: Revision keywords and arithmetics

From: Martin J. Stumpf <mjs_at_jhu.edu>
Date: 2006-01-31 15:50:33 CET

Paul Koning wrote:
> Karl> I don't understand why anyone would want to *calculate* a
> Karl> target revision. Most people want to know exactly what revisons
> Karl> are involved in the operations they carry out. They don't just
> Karl> want "the last 20" (or "the first 37" or whatever).
> Agreed. HEAD is useful, and I think I may have used PREV once (though
> certainly not more than once).
> I've gone out of my way to teach my colleagues "do NOT try to assign
> any meaning to Subversion revision numbers, because you'll just get
> confused". I would think that attempts to do arithmetic on revision
> numbers is "trying to assign meaning" to them. So I would actually
> think this is a bad idea, rather than just an uninteresting idea.
> paul
I don't even understand when COMMITTED AND PREV would be used. Could you
give an example where they would be helpful or relevant? HEAD and BASE I
have used. I have always thought I must be missing something since I
have never needed to use the others.


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