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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com>
Date: 2006-11-20 16:21:16 CET

On Mon, 20 Nov 2006, Les Mikesell wrote:
> That's not an interesting scenario because you don't
> make changes. The one we are discussing is:
>
> You: svn checkout url://repository/project/trunk
> You: change file(s)
> Other people: commit more stuff - that you don't want now -
> You: commit changes
> You: decide what you have is good for testing
> You: svn copy -m 'create tag foo for testing' \
> . url://repository/project/tags/foo
>
> At this point you have what you want in the copy, and
> the trunk also includes your changes, but no revision on
> the trunk is an exact match for the tag.

Now I understand the disconnect. I wasn't discussing that scenario,
thought I did acknowledge that it was possible.

> > [Remainder snipped. This thread is much too long.]
>
> Sorry, but it is long because you suggested that the
> above scenario is not the best practice and still have
> not explained either the problem it poses or a better
> approach.

It doesn't pose any problem, except violation of the (possibly weak)
assumption that a tag marks a point in time. If I had to do that,
I'd be sure to explain the reason in the log message when I create the
tag.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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