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

From: Andreas Krey <a.krey_at_gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 22:41:12 +0200

On Sat, 18 May 2013 19:33:10 +0000, Thorsten Schöning wrote:
> That's not an argument at all, because all one does in other SCMs is
> creating branches and tags. What you really should argue is what all
> devs think is common sense about branches and tags

You mean like 'I expect tags to be immutable out of the box, and have
the VCS not modify them with perfectly normal operations, at least not
without adding -f or something to them'?

> and why Subversion
> doesn't fulfill those requirements.

Just do 'svn cp ..../trunk ..../tag/thistag' twice accidentally,
and you see how it's bokren.

Subversion does not *support* tags (or branches), like C doesn't
support object-oriented programming. You can do the respective
things, but for instance, you can't ask subversion to tell you
the existing branches.


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
Received on 2013-05-18 22:41:46 CEST

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