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Re: UNS: Re: Subversion Doesn't Have Branches aka Crossing the Streams aka Branches as First Class Objects?

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_apache.org>
Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 18:55:18 +0000

On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 07:33:10PM +0200, Thorsten Schöning wrote:
> ...
> > Let's put it this way: if that was actually a tag then it could also be
> > argued that any file system supports branching/tagging.
> You ignore the versioning part of Subversion and that it guarantees
> the state/history of branches and tags like any other SCM. Besides
> that, from my understanding filesystems do provide something which
> could be argued as support for branches and tags because branches are
> simply just work on something based on something other, which is
> implemented as copying files and directories,

Some filesystems support branching/tagging as a first order operation: e.g.,
with zfs you have 'zfs snapshot' for immutable tags and 'zfs clone' for (shared
storage, copy on write) tags.


> and tags are something
> which isn't as worked on as on branches, but is based on something
> other, too, and may easily be implemented using copying things around
> again and simply don't touch it anymore or e.g. using snapshots, which
> would better guarantee an unchanged content.
Received on 2013-05-18 20:55:25 CEST

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