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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Ted Dennison <dennison_at_ssd.fsi.com>
Date: 2006-11-17 23:11:16 CET

Tim Hill wrote:
>> To all people who have heard this discussion so many times over the
>> years, and are as sick to death of it as I am, I apologize in advance
>> for prolonging this thread.
> Why do you think that is?
> (a) We need something other than tags?
> (b) People don't "get" tags?
> (c) Users are dumb and should be ignored?
As someone fairly new to this myself, I'd guess mostly (b). It was one
of the things that took me the longest to wrap my head around (assuming
I have it right now). It doesn't help that folks here talk about tags
and branches as if they were two different things, when as near as I can
tell they aren't really.

It might be a bit easier for people to grok if the party line were
something like "SVN doesn't really have 'tags'; it uses branches (with
no changes on them) to accomplish the same thing". Instead of "Yeah, SVN
has tags, but they're a bit different from everyone else's tags in the
following seemingly arbitrary ways..."

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