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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Tim Hill <drtimhill_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-15 18:26:08 CET

Stuff like back-port and integration operations. You often end up
needing to merge stuff where one of the rev numbers is the rev# of a
"well-known" revision in the repo. The "official" way to track such
well-known revisions is tags. OK, that's fine.

The problem arises when I come to type the command: I need to enter
the rev# of the tag into a --revision switch. I can only do this two
ways: manually (use an svn command to get the rev# from the tag, then
type it), or via a bunch of shell magic (which isn't portable).
What's really needed here is an extension to the --revision syntax to
allow me to say, in effect, "the rev# implied by this URL". This
would give me a robust and portable way to inject the needed
information during the merge.

--Tim

On Nov 15, 2006, at 2:30 AM, Nikki Locke wrote:

> Tim Hill wrote:
>> The main issue, as I see it, is that many
>> svn workflows involve operations between different revisions in a
>> repository, but that there is no real syntax for accessing those
>> revisions symbolically.
>
> Can you give some examples of such operations?
>
> I'm relatively new to Subversion, and I'm having trouble understanding
> exactly what you would want to do that can't be done with tags.
>
> --
> Nikki Locke, Trumphurst Ltd. PC & Unix consultancy & programming
> http://www.trumphurst.com/
>
>
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