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Re: Keeping tags/ and branches/ in the "trunk"

From: trans <transfire_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:05:28 -0800 (PST)

On Jan 25, 9:30 am, Andy Levy <andy.l..._at_gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't understand what advantage this would give you. I do see the
> potential for a lot of confusion and copying/moving of items which
> shouldn't be operated on, though.
>
> Subversion itself applies no special meaning to "tags" & "branches" so
> there is nothing *technical* from stopping you from doing this; it
> seems like you're going against convention for no discernible reason
> though.

Merely convenience --perhaps a minor reason, but a reason nonetheless.
At least for me, I find it nice to have the source code closer to the
surface. Having now used git for some projects its one of the things I
find I like about it. However I prefer Subversion's approach to tags
and branches. So I simply wondered, would it be possible to have both?

But there are problems with the approach, e.g. checking out the trunk
would pull down the tags and branches as well. So I am inquiring if
there is anyway to configure Subversion to exclude paths from a
checkout, as well as tagging, branching, etc. that would make this
doable.

  trans
Received on 2010-01-25 17:14:02 CET

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