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Re: Tags - Symbolic names instead of Directory copy?

From: David Chapman <dcchapman_at_acm.org>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 20:09:22 -0700

On 5/22/2013 7:56 PM, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 23.05.2013 04:33, David Chapman wrote:
>> On 5/22/2013 4:57 PM, Varnau, Steve (Seaquest R&D) wrote:
>>> So, am not saying there is anything fundamentally wrong with how
>>> “tags” work now. They just don’t fit our desired semantics, so we
>>> don’t use them. I am also not saying how a better tag or label
>>> feature should be implemented, but for our usage, a symbolic name or
>>> symbolic link for a path_at_revision would be a very useful thing.
>> I'd say tags don't fit your repository configuration. See if you can
>> get a pre-commit hook that blocks modifications to the tags directory
>> tree within the repository.
> I'm confused ... why would you need a special pre-commit hook for
> something like that? I would expect access control to be good enough.
> Just make the tags tree in the repository read-only for most users.
> (N.B., having actually immutable tags would be a nice feature, but
> they're not required to solve your problem.)

Access controls implies more than what the original poster was asking.
Right now anyone can make a "tag" in his development environment simply
by recalling the revision number. Access controls could work and are a
reasonable suggestion in many cases. I tend not to think of them because
I usually work in more-open environments where anyone can commit.

     David Chapman      dcchapman_at_acm.org
     Chapman Consulting -- San Jose, CA
     Software Development Done Right.
Received on 2013-05-23 05:10:07 CEST

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