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

From: Saulius Grazulis <grazulis_at_akl.lt>
Date: 2006-02-26 03:18:19 CET

On Sunday 26 February 2006 12:20, Kenneth P. Turvey wrote:

> 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 ...

And next day I want to know at which revision the tag was produced (sorry,
copied), and what was the state of branch-X.Y.Z at this revision.

Yes, I can do this -- for the copied /repo/tags/tag-1.2.3 directory is nothing
else than a weird way to mark a specific revision (the one at which tag-1.2.3
was created). Just its inconvenient. Labels would make it much easier.

> 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.

The matter of "improvement" are a matters of taste. I do not subscribe to your

> I'm also not sure
> that the suggested process made much sense anyway.

It seems that there are several "schools of thought" about how repo and
versioning can (should?) be organized. Some prefer "cheap copies", others
would like to see more straightforward way to label revisions.

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

Have you noticed that instead of answering my argument you just change a
topic? :/

To the point, I think that a system should not force users to adapt to its
deficiencies; a system should do what users need it to do, and not force
people to do thinks in "one right way".


Saulius Gražulis
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