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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 22:55:47 +0200

On Sat, 18 May 2013 19:33:10 +0000, Thorsten Schöning wrote:
> Guten Tag Zé,
> am Samstag, 18. Mai 2013 um 18:24 schrieben Sie:
> > The only difference between subversion and other SCM systems
> > is that other systems offer support for labeling and adding useful info
> > to those revisions, while Subversion doesn't.

You can always put them into the tag commit.

> Which useful info besides the name, and always present things like a
> revision, timestamps, who made the commit etc. is this?

Like 'which commit it is', in a useful way. Right now it is pretty
impossible to even find the tags that were made on commits of
a given branch's history. Like a 'svn log' that marks each
such commit with the names of the tags made there.

> And how does
> one benefit of those additional info compared to the lack of
> structuring of branches and tags those SCMs provide compared to
> Subversion?

All that structure is implicit. Unless someone tells you, you
have no ways to deduce which paths of a subversion repository
are meaningful to check out and which aren't.


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
Received on 2013-05-18 22:56:22 CEST

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