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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006d_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-11-16 02:25:38 CET

On Nov 15, 2006, at 17:06, Tim Hill wrote:

> The "we need labels" argument that keeps on coming up in this forum
> is, imho, not about the lack of symbolic identifiers for revision
> numbers: everyone points out again and again (correctly) that tags
> do that. It's about the need to directly *input* these revision
> numbers symbolically into commands. Tags _don't_ do this because
> the last step in the "feedback" loop is missing: I cannot use the
> tag on the command line to represent, symbolically, a revision
> number. That was what I was trying to show by my example.

Well, it's not hard to write a script to determine the last changed
revision given a URL:

$ lastchangedrev.sh http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/tags/1.4.2
22210

You can incorporate that into other shell commands directly; no need
to transcribe any revision number by hand:

$ svn log http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn \
-r`lastchangedrev.sh http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/tags/1.4.2`
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r22210 | maxb | 2006-11-04 06:00:43 -0600 (Sat, 04 Nov 2006) | 1 line

Tagging release 1.4.2 with svn_version.h matching tarball.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

You can write any manner of scripts to simplify what you see as
routine Subversion operations, if they are not already simple enough
for you to use day to day.

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