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Re: I, too, miss tags.

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2006-02-26 06:51:47 CET

I think much of the point is that people want to tag something
without creating a branch. It doesn't matter if you can't commit on
the 'tag' branch, it is still created in a different part of the
tree. Checking out something from the 'tags' branch does not give
you what you had tagged, it gives a copy in a different branch.

When I check out a revision that I've "labeled" I want it to be in
the same branch that it was originally in. Like 'svn co -rXXXXX url-
to-the-trunk'. It is generally useful, I think, to have a symbolic
name for revisions within the branch of the tree that I am working
in, something distinct from a copy which creates a new branch based
on an existing one.

Cheap copies are great for branches and often useful for tags, but
they are different from what people are asking for in this thread.
Some sort of labeled revision associated with an existing part of the
svn filesystem's directory tree would be a good thing to have. This
can be implemented with a property set on the directory, but it is
awkward to deal with without built-in support.


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Received on Sun Feb 26 06:53:02 2006

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