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

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:10:22 -0500

On Aug 18, 2009, at 07:41, Les Mikesell wrote:

> 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?

He's not looking for a word for the project. He's looking for a word
that can be used to describe the trunk, or any branch, or any tag, of
the project.


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