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Re: Simple Label=RevisionID Discussion

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2006-11-29 04:16:34 CET

On 11/28/2006 7:54 PM, L. Wayne Johnson wrote:
>>> Or have software that actually has different implementations for
>>> different pieces of functionality. Branches, tags and labels are all
>>> different things. Why have they been implemented in identical ways,
>>> and the differentiating functionality been left to the user to add?
>>> Subversion does not have tagging or labelling functionality built into
>>> it. It only has branches, and the rest is up to the user to figure
>>> out, through permissioning, hooks, or expanding functionality. How
>>> can you say that nothing more is necessary?
> If you want to look at it this way, subversion does not even have
> "branches." It only has cheap copies.

And a versioned file system. Cheap copies and a versioned file system
is how I described it to some potential non-programming users on Monday,
and they seemed to get it.

Duncan Murdoch

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