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Re: RE : TAG and file removing

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: RE : TAG and file removing
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 10:19:52 -0500 (EST)

Jean-Baptiste BRIAUD writes:
> My question 1 is : how should I reassign tag to this file ?
> Is it OK to checkout the file only with a date,
> then tag it with exactly the same tag name as before ?


> Question 2 : as, in my opinion, the are no reason to
> remove a file from a tag, since the tag is here to
> keep version history, it's a way to "named" a moment
> versus remember the exact date with second precision.

There are lots of reasons to remove a tag from a file, not the least of
which are that you tagged it by accident, tagged the wrong version, or
mistyped the tag name you intended to use.

> So could CVS server developper remove this dangerous "feature" ?
> The rules could be "no commit on a tag".
> (OK to commit in a branche, but not in a tag).

As I said before, that was discussed and there seemed to be concensus
that deleting a file with a sticky tag and committing it should be
disallowed rather than removing the tag, but no one has gotten around to
implementing it yet.

-Larry Jones

>From now on, I'm devoting myself to the cultivation of
interpersonal relationships. -- Calvin

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