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Re: rtag/co versus co/tag

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: rtag/co versus co/tag
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 11:27:07 -0500 (EST)

RR writes:
> Option 1: 
>   cvs rtag foo src 
>   cvs co -r foo src 
> Option 2: 
>   cvs co src
>   cvs tag foo src
> 1. Would either of the [...] command sequences run noticeably
> faster than the other?  

The second should be slightly faster since the checkout in the first
version has to search all the repository files -- including those in the
Attic -- for the tag whereas the second doesn't have to look up the tag
and completely skips the Attic files.

> 2. Other than the fact that Option 1 checks out a static tag and
> Option 2 checks out Trunk, would or could the src tree look any
> different in either case?  

It shouldn't.

-Larry Jones

I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts. -- Calvin

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