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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Gerco Ballintijn <gerco_at_ballintijn.com>
Date: 2006-11-21 14:56:14 CET

Thomas Wicklund wrote:
> Andy Peters writes:
>> On Nov 20, 2006, at 11:17 AM, Thomas Wicklund wrote:
>>> 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.
> You shouldn't need revision numbers when merging either. Remembering
> which revision a branch is based on is the biggest complaint I've
> heard from people moving to Subversion. Unfortunately, You really
> need to enforce additional structure on top of Subversion or some good
> discipline to manage branches so that revision numbers aren't needed.

Isn't this structure provided by the svnmerge script?


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