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Special tag name for the tip of a branch

From: Alexander Taler
Subject: Special tag name for the tip of a branch
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 10:57:11 -0400

Hi All,

For LibCVS, I would like to use special named tags for the tip of
a branch, for instance `.HEAD.branch_foo' would be a tag on the
head of the branch `branch_foo'.

Is there any list of reserved special tag names?  If not, I could
create one, perhaps in the CVS info pages.

I believe it's necessary to distinguish branches from tags, and
so some functions accept only branch or tag names as arguments.
However, in some cases it seems natural to specify the tip of a
branch (eg diff -r -r) so I have been accepting branch tags and
doing a test and a conversion to a revision.  This special case
is getting too common, and I'm looking for a way to obviate it.

Any advice is appreciated, thanks,

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