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Re: [DESIGN] Aliases? (Was: RE: Re: I, too, miss tags.)

From: Kenneth P. Turvey <kt-usenet_at_squeakydolphin.com>
Date: 2006-02-26 11:20:00 CET

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On Sun, 26 Feb 2006 01:21:14 +0200, Saulius Grazulis wrote:

> On Friday 24 February 2006 19:43, Vincent Starre wrote:
>
>> The confusion of your actual intent comes from my having no idea why
>> you'd want to tag something (a revision number) which is, by itself
>> (without an associated path), meaningless.
>
> Indeed, this is the source of confusion. I can not grasp why you claim that
> revision number is meaningless? Given that revision number is the *only* way
> to access previous history of the project...

I think that is the point he is making. It isn't the only way, or even
the best way, to access the state of a project at some previous point in
time. The way to do that is to copy it to the tags directory where you
can access it later using a reasonable name and knowing that it was in a
reasonable state for what you want to do.

I don't really understand this whole debate. It just seems to me that the
way subversion does tags is a huge improvement over the way suggested in
this thread.

I received an email that gave an instance of when one might want to use
these strange tags, but it required the ability to apply a tag to a
specific file and not a repository revision as a whole. I'm also not sure
that the suggested process made much sense anyway.

> Maybe that number is meaningless to you, but for me it makes perfect sence on
> my repositories. If you want, this is the "time" coordinate of a project.
>
> If you say that I do not ever need to restore previous revisions that were
> checked in, say, a year ago, this amounts in my view to saying that the
> revision management system is obsolete. Which the Subversion project proves
> is not :).

You can do exactly what you want to do. You just use the system the way
it was designed to be used.

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Kenneth P. Turvey <kt-usenet@squeakydolphin.com>
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