[cvsnt] Re: Update to branchpoint (was: Re: virtual branches?)

Flávio Etrusco flavio.etrusco at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 07:29:02 BST 2005

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> >BTW,  why isn't there a command to do update to a branchpoint?
> >
> This was discussed before, but there are a number of problems that
> make it not so obvious what to do for cvs.
> So the safe way is actually to tag the state you branch oiff from,
> update to that tag and then branch. And put the tag name you start
> from as a part of the branch tag name so you can easily deduce it
> later...
> /Bo
> (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

Actually, I wondered about that question almost ever since I've used
CVS, and never found anything on the web (AKA google :-P ) and never
saw any comment about it here.

If CVS is aware of the branchpoint for merging purposes, I can't
imagine what could be the problem to implement the update.
Sure, one will have to provide two branch names in the command - or
assume HEAD as one of them - but I certainly find this better than
pollute the tag list uselessly.


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