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Re: Major revision numbers

From: david
Subject: Re: Major revision numbers
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 10:40:00 -0500 (CDT)

> 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
Right.  In that case, you're using 1.123 and 1.124 as arbitrary
designators ("magic cookies"), and you still shouldn't care what
they are, as long as you can type them fairly easily.  I don't
think Larry is saying that you shouldn't refer to them, but
that it shouldn't matter exactly what they are.

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