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Re: FW: [DESIGN] Aliases?

From: Saulius Grazulis <grazulis_at_ibt.lt>
Date: 2006-02-27 14:54:06 CET

On Monday 27 February 2006 15:42, Gale, David wrote:

> I have to say, my complaint is that people advocating the
> "trunk/tags/branches" structure are advocating using paths to store
> revision information, which is nonsensical to me.
>
> Having current development code in trunk makes sense--it's a specific
> location in the directory structure, proceding forwards through time.
>  Similarly, branches are copies of specific locations, which exist for some
> (unspecified) period of time.  Tags, by definition, however, are supposed
> to be "snapshots" of at least a portion of the repository at a specific
> moment in time, and are not supposed to be mutable.  Tags are inherently
> different from branches, and ought to be treated as such.
>
> Trunk and branches are paths for development, and it makes sense for them
> to be treated as such.  Tags, however, are not--and so they should not be.
>  Seems simple enough to me.

I find David's argument 100% to the point, and a good view of the whole
versioning process to keep in mind when designing labels.

Needless to say that I see the things exactly the same way...

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