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Re: I, too, miss tags.

From: Tom Mornini <tmornini_at_infomania.com>
Date: 2006-02-26 23:20:50 CET

On Feb 26, 2006, at 10:42 AM, Scott Palmer wrote:

> As it is, I have NEVER made a 'tag' with subversion.

Wait...let me get this straight:

You're suggesting a change to Subversion, which many users
are suggesting is unnecessary (and vice-versa..certainly),
and you've *NEVER* tried the method people are telling you
gives you what you want, because it doesn't fit with your
*current feelings* about the "naturalness" of the method,
and some heart-felt belief that the cheap copies method
is some sort of hack.

If your statement is true, this is some of the most most
ridiculous and irrational behavior I have ever witnessed.

The Subversion method is pretty radically different than
any other version control tools I've used in the past, CVS
included. When I first investigated, repo versions felt
unnatural (I didn't like files have non-contiguous version
numbers, etc.) and cheap copies for branches and tags was
a significant change of world-view. Wanting to be able to
move and rename files and directories, however, gave me the
motivation to give it a shot.

For goodness sakes, Scott, open your mind a bit and give
Subversion an honest try. I'll let you in on a little
secret...it's NOT CVS, and it never will be.

P.S. I wouldn't mind named tags, but it seems to me that
      they should refer to both a revision number AND a path.
      Why do I want them? Simply to avoid all future repeats
      of these stupid threads, and the ability to implement
      non-optimal development practices at organizations that
      simply refuse to modernize their development approaches
      to allow branched development.

-- Tom Mornini
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Received on Sun Feb 26 23:22:44 2006

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