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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Andy Peters <devel_at_latke.net>
Date: 2006-11-20 20:00:55 CET

On Nov 20, 2006, at 11:17 AM, Thomas Wicklund wrote:

> This shows the problem with the current method. Why did you checkout
> revision 100? Was it the head revision at the time? The main
> repository I use is at around revision 20,000. A legacy repository is
> also at about the same revision number. The revision number probably
> increments by 10-20 each day.

Thanks for pointing this out! I agree; why are people concerned with
checking out a specific (and probably outdated) revision from which
they start to work? Sounds like it's better to create a branch
(possibly from a tag) and start there, then merge back to the trunk.

> I'm not sure this is the exact case the original poster wanted, but I
> would argue that the point of tagging and branching is that you always
> work with tag / branch names, never with revision numbers.
> Unfortunately the SVN book seems to assume that users routinely track
> revision numbers when checking out and committing. Repository
> revision numbers change too often for this to be practical.

I agree. I think the emphasis on revision numbers is in the book
because revision numbers are used when merging. Other than that, I
don't pay any attention to revision numbers at all.


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Received on Mon Nov 20 20:01:49 2006

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