[Python-Dev] Looking for VCS usage scenarios

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Nov 6 19:10:46 CET 2008


Tres Seaver schrieb:
> Georg Brandl wrote:
>> Stephen J. Turnbull schrieb:
>>> Tres Seaver writes:
>>>
>>>  > svn doesn't have any true tags, AFAIK:  everything is a branch.
>>>
>>> Yow!  I couldn't have imagined that would be true.  And didn't....
> 
>> It's not exactly true either. svn doesn't have either tags or branches,
>> it has only a single (directory) tree per repository, of which individual
>> subdirectories can be checked out individually. This is the root of the
>> usual first step in creating a SVN repo: make "branches", "trunk" and
>> "tags" subdirs.
> 
> The SVN docs use the term "branch" for this concept:
> 
>   http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.0/ch04.html#svn-ch-4-sect-1
> 
> And they document that tags are really branches:
> 
>   http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.0/ch04s06.html

Quoting from that page:

"""
In Subversion, there's no difference between a tag and a branch. Both are just
ordinary directories that are created by copying.
"""

But you're right, it's a question of definitions.

Georg



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