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Re: Tag locking change

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Tag locking change
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 21:31:36 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at 16:11:42 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Tag locking change
> >--- Forwarded mail from address@hidden
> >Mark writes:
> >> 
> >> If one wants to tag the latest on a branch, why should one have to create a
> >> workarea to do it?
> >How do you know you want to tag the latest on a branch?  Either you have
> >no idea what the "latest" actually is, or you know that no one is going
> >to be trying to commit changes while you're tagging the files.  In
> >neither case is directory-at-a-time locking going to make any difference.
> Most of the time it's the former.  But you do know what was "latest at
> a given time".  And "a given time" could possibly be "now".

Ah, no, you don't _know_ that for the time "now" because if you did then
you would have a working directory which contains that state and
therefore no need to use 'cvs rtag'.

(and for any time but "now" you can give 'cvs rtag' an explicit '-D')

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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