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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Nikki Locke <info_at_trumphurst.com>
Date: 2006-11-20 20:30:09 CET

Phyrefly wrote:
> > I speak from a position of some ignorance here, but which subversion
> > commands will accept a revision number (or, in the proposal, a label) but
> > will NOT accept a tag in the same place in the command line, to mean the
> > same thing?
> Please scan the thread's history for the explanation of complexity for
> non-technical users who get used to changing one parameter and now
> have to change another to something completely unrelated.
> (and I think the answer to your question is: all of them. A tag is
> not a revision, so -r[URL] will never work)

I have been following this thread since it started. But my question
was completely wrong. I'll try to rephrase it...

What commands can you do with a label/revision no (using -r<label>)
that you can't do with a tag (using the tag url)?

If there are none, then it comes down to saying "My users are used
to the CVS command line, and can't cope with doing things a slightly
different way". If it does come down to that, then your case is very

But I suspect there are things you just can't do with a tag - I just
want to know what they are.

Nikki Locke, Trumphurst Ltd.      PC & Unix consultancy & programming
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