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Re: AW: AW: AW: Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Gerco Ballintijn <gerco_at_ballintijn.com>
Date: 2006-11-21 13:27:52 CET

Felix Gilcher wrote:
>
>>
>> In any case, as has been suggested elsewhere in this thread, it's
>> quite possible that what is really the issue here is that tags, in
>> their current form, are incomplete.
>>
>
> Perhaps it's the "tags are not labels but copies" paradigm that
> needs some time to get used to. I did have my hard time at first
> but really like it that way.
>

I suspected it really depends on where you come from. The reuse
of the term "tag" for the concept of a copy at the start of the
Subversion project is debatable. While it might have made the
CVS-Subversion transition more attractive to early adopters, in
the long run it leads to the problem we currently see. I would
have prefered the a term like snapshot, but the damage is done.
I really doubt that the (efficient) snapshot concept of Subversion
is inherently more complicated than the revision alias scheme,
as suggested earlier.

Regards,
Gerco.

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