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Re: Subversion vs CVS for document files

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2006-11-14 18:46:47 CET

On 11/14/2006 12:40 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 09:54 -0500, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>
>> >> Actually I think the single rev# is one of the best features of SVN.
>> >> Having used "per-file" rev# systems, which deteriorate into chaos, I
>> >> far prefer the Subversion approach. Plus the fact that, in effect, a
>> >> rev# becomes a changelist.
>> >
>> > It makes sense for a 'project'. It doesn't make much sense
>> > for a collection of mostly unrelated files and it is cumbersome
>> > to put each in its own repository.
>>
>> Why not? If you just think of revision numbers as tags, they are just
>> as meaningful whether they increase sequentially or by bigger jumps.
>
> How is it meaningful - or useful - for a revision number to change
> when no related content changed? If you have a later version than
> mine, how do I know if it is different or not?

You look at the log for that file. If you want to know which version
you've got, you read "Last Changed Rev: 528" from svn info, rather than
"Revision: 595". That's the number the svn:keywords will give you if
you want to insert it into the text.

This is only a problem if you're desperately searching for problems.

Duncan Murdoch

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