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

From: Jeff Smith <jsmith_at_robotronics.com>
Date: 2007-03-28 19:32:33 CEST

On Friday 23 March 2007 14:45, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.

Why is it that because I am not following what you say, it makes me
the one who is not lost??

Are you not seeing the same output I do when I look at the log of
"(from /trunk/foo.c:1028)"

It tells the file in the trunk that this tag was made from, as well as
precisely the revision number you are saying you cannot find. What
are you missing? Normally I would say "what am I missing" but it
seems I have all the information, but it's frustrating when there is
multiple people here talking about this being impossible, as if I am

P.S. If you insist on looking up the file in trunk and seeing a "list"
of tags, why not take the information and add a file property in
trunk which lists these names matched with their revision? It can be

I just think subversion needs a more *convenient* way to cross-ref
from trunk to tags that branched from it. In the end, shoot, it
shouldn't bother me that all you can't do it. It doesn't stop me.

Also I'm wondering if the limitation is when you tag from a branch
with mixed revisions. I'm not sure how that complicates my method.
It's just that nobody is clarifying when I ask.

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Received on Wed Mar 28 19:33:52 2007

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