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

From: Steve Bakke <steven.bakke_at_amd.com>
Date: 2007-03-23 22:21:29 CET

Would it be possible to set a property on the specific revision of a file
which would indicate which tag the revision is included in?

On 3/23/07 4:33 PM, "Les Mikesell" <lesmikesell@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

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