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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 23:00:23 +0200

On Sat, 18 May 2013 17:24:33 +0000, Z wrote:
> Compared to how other SCM systems handle tags, subversion also doesn't
> have tags as a separate concept. Subversion provides a way to pinpoint
> each commit objectively and unambiguously by specifying specific
> revisions.

Not even that. You can easily modify the same file in multiple
branches in the same commit. :-)

> 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.

Not quite, the file system does not store ancestry information on the
new partial tree. But svn's refusal to make tags write-protected by
default is the larger issue here.


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
Received on 2013-05-18 23:00:57 CEST

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