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RE: Major revision numbers

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Major revision numbers
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 09:14:17 -0400

address@hidden wrote:
> revision numbers are for CVS's internal use, you should not care what
> they are.  Use tags if you want meaningful information.
Weeellll... for the most part I agree.

However, there are times when you need to compare two revisions that are not
tagged. If we followed the philosophy that you never use or see the numeric
revision, then you'd have to apply two tags for the sole purpose of seeing
what changed between the two revisions. It's much easier to say

cvs di -r1.123 -r1.124

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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