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Re: CVS and SVN: Tags and Branches.. A question of strategies

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-23 21:33:59 CET

Jeff Smith wrote:
> On Friday 16 March 2007 16:45, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> The point is more that you can't look backwards from the trunk copy
>> (or maybe some branch) and see at what point the tag was applied.
> In either VCS, don't you have to know the name of the tag before you
> can look for it? My point is if you know the tag is named "tag/tag1",
> you don't have to look in "trunk" for that tag. The name already
> tells where it is. Then you have only to look there to see where it
> came from. I don't see any ability that is lost.

There is no problem getting an exact copy of the tagged version back and
  from the tagged version you can see it's history. The problem is
knowing how a file in that version relates to anything else. Looking at
a file of the same name in the trunk/HEAD you can't tell at what point
the tag was applied or even if the file had been deleted and recreated
since then and no longer shares any history. Likewise from the tag, you
can't follow the 'future' revisions that may or may not exist in the
trunk or other branches.

   Les Mikesell
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