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

From: Andy Peters <devel_at_latke.net>
Date: 2006-02-27 23:42:54 CET

Saulius Grazulis wrote:
> 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've been following this discussion from the beginning, and to be
honest, I don't understand why there's any discussion at all!

I do not think that the subversion notion of 'tags' is weird in any way.
  If I want to know the "state of branch-X.Y.Z" I simply do an

$ svn log svn://path/to/branch-X.Y.Z

and look at the result. I find this really useful, as I DON'T have to
worry about the specific revision number assigned by Subversion.

I'm sorry, but I fail to see how labelling a specific revision (giving
that revision an alias) makes this any easier. I suppose that not using
CVS or VSS was an advantage, as I came to Subversion with an open mind.


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