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Re: Slightly less simple labels (PML part 2)

From: Tim Hill <drtimhill_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-21 17:22:11 CET

This is where I agree with the mainstream views on this thread; at
this point you're starting to build an alternate to tags/branches.

--Tim

On Nov 21, 2006, at 7:20 AM, Phyrefly wrote:

> Can I suggest that the next step up from this is: "Working man's
> labels" or WML would be on a per-file basis, so that rev 3 of files A,
> B, and C would hold a label, but not files D, E and F? (this would
> probably naturally include the possibility of having the same label on
> a different rev of a different file, I can't see an implementation
> that would include the former and not the latter) Possibly replace
> "file" with "folder" in that description, although I'd prefer not to.
>
> So each file would have a property which is a list of labels and which
> revision they apply to. (as someone suggested previously) This
> should be versioned so that a label can be re-pointed at a different
> rev should it be necessary, and the history of these changes can be
> retrieved.
>
> Again, any svn command that accepts a rev# would accept a label name,
> and would apply the command to the rev of each file that matches that
> label name. (clearly you can't commit to a label, just as you can't
> commit to a non-HEAD revision)
>
> It may be nice to add a log option to review the history of a certain
> label, with items such as "applied to files", "changed revision",
> "label text edited", "removed from files"
>
> I'm not sure (this would be an implementation decision) whether this
> makes more sense stored on each file, or stored on the repo as a
> whole, with a list of labels and the files that have each label
> applied to them.
>
> Has anyone got any desired label functionality that doesn't fit
> this model?
>
> Richard.
>
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