[Cvsnt] issue regarding comments and tags

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Thu Apr 18 23:24:54 BST 2002

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On Thu, 18 Apr 2002 19:32:29 +0000 (UTC), Tony Hoyle
<tmh at nothing-on.tv> wrote:

>Bo Berglund wrote:
>> Now, what you ask for is a way to add both a comment and the tag at
>> the same time so that a descriptive text can be associated with the
>> tag and help out later when viewing the tag to decide which tag is
>> relevant for update. I don't think that such a feature exists in CVS
>> and if it is introduced in CVSNT chances are that the RCS files will
>> become non-compatible with the general CVS system.
>> Maybe Tony Hoyle can comment on this?
>> Anyway, until such time you will have to make your tags more descriptive
>> by themselves, like March_16_Devel_Beta5 or similar.
>You can't do this without completely changing the layout of the RCS
>files - ie. it isn't going to happen.  The tags are per-file not
>per-revision and don't have any extra data attached to them other than a
>revision number.

Just what I suspected then...

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