tags vs branches in a repo

Jan Hudec bulb at ucw.cz
Sun May 14 08:47:08 BST 2006

On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 12:05:16 -0500, Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
> On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 10:44:33AM +0200 I heard the voice of
> Jan Hudec, and lo! it spake thus:
> > 
> > It is often useful to ask which tags point to a particular revision
> > or to it's ancestor. Then you can use tags to mark various features
> > and have an easy weay to see which of them were merged in some
> > branch.
> It's also useful to ask "What tags are on this branch?", and similar
> questions.

That's the same, in other (admitedly simpler) words ;-).

> > This leads me to think, that tags are really just a kind of revision
> > properties.
> I think tags need to be a _branch_ property.  If I branch your branch,
> of course, I should get your tags (x-ref many discussions about
> details of conflict resolution etc), but I should also be able to have
> 2 otherwise-identical branches with different tags (say, by removing
> all the tags on one).

I'd say that'd be a branch-local property of the revision. They probably
should be branch-local.

						 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb at ucw.cz>
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