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Re: FW: [DESIGN] Aliases?

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2006-02-28 16:43:23 CET

Matthias Wächter wrote:
> If I understand the issue correctly, what Subversion is missing is a way
> to specify a tag, and instead of checking out the tag (directory)
> getting the source-of-tag directory.
> For example, consider a checked-out directory:
> /repos/trunk/ (@5)
> /file1 (@5)
> /file2 (@7)
> When you create a tag, you simply make "svn cp .
> http://server/repos/tags/mytag" committing, f.e., rev. 10
> When you check out "http://server/repos/tags/mytag" again, despite the
> nomenclature and possibly typing more than in the case of proposed
> aliases, you end up with
> /
> repos/tags/mytag/ (@10)
> /file1 (@10)
> /file2 (@10)
> but what you actually need is to check out what you had before,
> /repos/trunk @5 and the files @5 and @7, even if the tag was @10.

Maybe you are right, but could you please continue this example and show WHY
you actually need the WC to be based on /trunk@5 etc. What sort of operations
does this enable or make easier, compared to the WC being based on /tags/mytag@10 ?

- Julian

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Received on Tue Feb 28 18:11:37 2006

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