VCS comparison table

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Tue Oct 24 10:30:33 BST 2006

On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 04:24:30PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, Erik B?gfors wrote:
> > I don't see any problem doing a "gitk --all" equivalent in bzr.
> The problem? How do you show a commit that is _common_ to two branches, 
> but has different revision names in them?
It'll have the same revision name. The revision no's will be
different, sure, but that's not a problem.

> Do you _finally_ see what is so wrong with this whole per-branch naming?
revnos are the only naming bit that is branch-specific.

I guess one way of looking at revnos is to regard them completely as a 
command-line ui thing.  They're not explicitly stored anywhere on
disk but just an easy way for users to refer to revisions on a
per-branch basis. 

The graphical frontends to bzr, for example, don't know about revno's but 
only about revids.



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