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Re: Tag locking change

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: Tag locking change
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 14:53:11 -0700

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>Paul Sander wrote:

>> I claim that "y" == "now" is a common special case.  Therein lies the
>> "tag the head of a branch" issue.

>       It is an *uncommon*  special case.  In every other case, the tagger 
>has an honest chance of knowing what they're tagging (in fact, darn 
>well *ought* to know what they're tagging).  It is not reasonable to 
>assume that one knows the state of the archive at the moment one hits 
>the return key.

It is perfectly reasonable when spawning feature branches from maintenance
or integration branches.  It is also perfectly reasonable when it's
necessary to remember stable implementations of subsets of features without
regard to the state of newer features undergoing active development.  I
contend both are frequently done.

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