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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Tim Hill <drtimhill_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-16 04:14:04 CET

My point was portability; the script doesn't work on Windows, for
example. And imho "its just another little script..." on top of 100+
other "just a little script" ends up breaking the camels back.

--Tim

On Nov 15, 2006, at 5:25 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

>
> 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.
>
>
> <lastchangedrev.sh>
>

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