[merge] tags in repository

Martin Pool mbp at canonical.com
Tue Jan 23 23:09:24 GMT 2007

On 23 Jan 2007, "Matthew D. Fuller" <fullermd at over-yonder.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:50:21AM +1100 I heard the voice of
> Martin Pool, and lo! it spake thus:
> >
> > This adds tags stored in the repository, and visible across branches
> > in that repository.
> This puts another nail in the coffin of "repositories are just a
> storage optimization".  Not that that's good or bad; just is.


> >  * Give a warning when there are diverging values for a tag.  By 
> >    default don't overwrite them, but have a way to accept the other 
> >    person's value.
> Erring conservative is a good shot here.  Particularly if we're not
> storing a history, an overwritten tag is gone for good.  I tend to
> think we may have to store some history (as John said) to make the
> right decision for the simple cases...

Yes, that was just an omission, I'll fix it before anything comes in.

> >  * Use tag names as a fallback for revisionspecs if there's no
> >    namespace.
> Unrelated, but; we otter fallback to revid's too while that's getting
> touched.



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