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Re: permanent tag

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: permanent tag
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 13:31:33 -0700

On Sep 26, 2005, at 1:07 PM, Jim Hyslop wrote:

Steven W. Orr wrote:
It doesn't matter. Taginfo was created just for this purpose.

On this list, I have found that many times, what people _think_ they want and what they actually need are two different things.

Julian, I read your response and I agree that this is one time you really do want to prevent the tag from being moved. As Steven said, you can use taginfo for this; see

I've used another approach to solve this problem, which is to check in lists of RCS file paths and version numbers. These lists are easy to create, and using basic set algebra you can build a lot of simple tools that do wonderful things for your change control process. Once checked in, the lists become immutable unless someone mucks with the contents of the RCS files directly.

In my case, processing the lists was much faster than using tags. The reason for this is because all version numbers (save for the lists resulting from new computations) are known in advance, and CVS activity with its relatively high overhead could be optimized.

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