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Re: Help explain peg revisions

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2006-03-22 04:36:02 CET

On 21-Mar-06, at 9:06 PM, Tim Hill wrote:

> Good description, however can you clarify a couple of issues that I
> still think are slightly up in the air?
>
> 1. Until I read this thread, I was under the impression that you
> can only go _backwards_ from the peg revision, not forwards. And I
> just checked all the docs I could find and that's pretty much what
> they all say too. I think it would be useful to update the docs to
> make it clear that you can go both forwards and backwards (with the
> obvious caveat regarding broken renames).

But the broken rename behavior makes the entire point of using peg
revisions with a forwards references useless.

> 2. Most SVN docs I can find pretty much state that the default
> revision with no -r switch is HEAD. But clearly with a peg revision
> no -r switch and -rHEAD give different results. Correct?

Yes, this is the main point of confusion. But it seems that it is
based on rename limitation .. the only useful way to use a peg
revision is for back references and that makes the practical limit on
the revision that of the 'peg'

Scott

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