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Re: how to change a rev number

From: Mark Jackson
Subject: Re: how to change a rev number
Date: 6 Feb 2002 18:47:28 GMT

Shane McDaniel <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Thornley, David wrote:

> > The right answer is to stop thinking about the rev number and just
> > apply a tag when you want something you can refer to.  Leave the
> > revision numbers to CVS.

> point taken.  but then what is the use of having a hierchal rev number if
> tags are what one should use?  wouldn't cvs just use an incrementing
> number ie 1,2,3,4 instead of 1.0.1,1.0.2,etc..

Some of it is purely historical, required for compatibility with RCS
(upon which CVS was built), and hence serves no useful purpose.  The
major rev number (to the left of the first decimal) is an example of

But some kind of branching scheme (as opposed to simple one-dimensional
increments) is required to support, well, branching.

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