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Re: FW: [DESIGN] Aliases?

From: Saulius Grazulis <grazulis_at_ibt.lt>
Date: 2006-02-27 11:32:18 CET

On Monday 27 February 2006 21:06, you wrote:

> Your proposal sounds very complex to me
> (e.g. a complete new mechanism of version controlling labels),
> and seems only duplicating existing functionality,
> just to get a new user interface.

Damn it is not complex. It is the existing functionality that is comlex.

> I think it is very elegant of SVN to use the same version control
> mechanism for the content, for tags, and for everything in your repository.
> A simple powerful mechanism for everything. :-)

It as elegant as an assembler. Or FORTH (ever tried to read FORTH programs)?

"One mechanism must fit all" leads to convolved systems that expose low level
implementation details to implement necessary features at least somehow.

Besides, you are wrong -- subversion has several mechanisms, say files and
properties. You probably will not argue that Subversion's versioning of
properties is unnecessary since everything can be stored in a file?

Dr. Saulius Grazulis
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