Re: FW: [DESIGN] Aliases?
From: Saulius Grazulis <grazulis_at_ibt.lt>
Date: 2006-02-26 00:39:36 CET
On Saturday 25 February 2006 12:24, Max Bowsher wrote:
> I'm sorry, but this most recent discussion doesn't appear to have
> The proposed design replicates major disadvantages of the CVS model, for
Wrong, labels are not a disadvantage of CVS model, and even if they were,
> * Unversioned: You can't tell who or when 'aliases' were created, nor
Wrong, you can easily store a committer and date along with the label:
"VERS-2.2:rev12345:saulius:2006-02-26: etc. etc."
> * Unscoped: It would be far too easy for multiple projects in the same
Wrong, it is as easy (or as difficult) as not to clash directory of file names
Not to mention that I find putting multiple (unrelated) projects into one
> And, most of all, there is the conceptual weirdness of having two
Wrong, there is a conceptual weirdness in misappropriating branch mechanism
> Regarding the specific example of merge tracking which seemed to be the
The argument "you can already do it by using xyz workaround" does not go.
Taking it to the extreme, you could equally argue thatg version control was
cp -a project/trunk ChangeLog project/revision-1234
so Subversion should be considered obsolete.
Conceptually, Subversion does the same thing, if you want. It is the
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