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RE: Best practise with tagging

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Best practise with tagging
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 10:02:36 -0400

Guus Leeuw jr. wrote:
> > -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: address@hidden 
> >   "Before any public release of the software, you must tag 
> > the module."
> I would suggest "Before any ... You must branch the module 
> with a release
> tag"
I disagree.

Branches can be very complex to manage. I recommend creating them only when
necessary. If you have a non-branch symbolic tag applied, it is trivial to
create a branch *when needed*.

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

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