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Re: looking for one word to encompass trunk, tag and branch

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 07:41:06 -0500

Bolstridge, Andrew wrote:
>> Good naming, they tell us programmers, is important.
>> Trunks, tags and branches are all pretty much the same thing in
>> subversion. The trunk is just a specially named branch not located in
>> the branches folder. Tags are just branches that don't get edited. And
>> even branches are just a convention.
>> I'm writing some scripts to automate certain repetitive subversion
>> tasks and am trying to come up with a term to encompass trunk, tag or
>> branch. For example:
>> svn://foo/trunk/a/b/c -- is some folder inside the trunk. The trunk is
>> at svn://foo/trunk
>> svn://foo/branches/1.x/a/b/c -- the branch is at
> svn://foo/branches/1.x
>> svn://foo/tags/1.0/a/b/c -- the tag is at svn://foo/tags/1.0
>> I'd like to be able, in all three cases to say the *mumble* of <url>
>> is at <shorter-url>.
>> What should I use in place of *mumble*? Things I've considered.
> How about:
> Base (or Basis);
> Foundation;
> Source;
> Root (not keen on this one)
> Top;
> Terminus.
> I like Foundation best, "...go to the project foundation and click on
> tags to see..."

Why not just call it the project?

   Les Mikesell
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