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Re: Removing sticky tag 'HEAD' in cvs

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Removing sticky tag 'HEAD' in cvs
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 13:14:01 -0400
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On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 01:25:09PM +1000, Matthew Herrmann wrote:
> Given what HEAD means, it should never make sense to run:
> cvs up -rHEAD

Occasionally one might want a sticky tag on HEAD -- probably not
for an entire sandbox, but for a file or two.  This came up a
couple of months ago:
(The only reason I didn't suggest typing exactly "-r HEAD" is
that I didn't think of it at the time...)

> Given that, can the "up -r" option refuse to take "HEAD" as a tag? HEAD is
> already a 'magic' tag so it's not as if this will cause CVS to lose
> generality.

Given that, and also given "principle of least surprise", "-r
HEAD" should do what "-r any-other-revision-tag" does.

> If one of the cvs maintainers is listening, can this be put on the wish
> list?



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