[TYPO3-core] SVN branches & stuff -- was: Re: Bug 3552: Uninitialized array causes problems in PHP5

Ernesto Baschny [cron IT] ernst at cron-it.de
Thu Jul 20 17:11:47 CEST 2006

Dmitry Dulepov schrieb am 20.07.2006 17:01:

> Michael Stucki wrote:
>> But what we used to call HEAD is now called "HEAD of trunk".
> ....or "HEAD" for short :D

Hehe! :)

But I also think SVN's terminology makes more sense. We are speaking of
a whole development history that reaches way back to the first version.

If we consider the development a tree and there are branches, it makes
no sense to call the "main branch" HEAD (as it was used in CVS): "trunk"
(of the tree) is a much more appropriate term (as it reaches until the
roots) and I think we should stick to it.

And I think its important to have a common terminology so that everyone
knows what we are talking about:

	HEAD = latest revision (of ANY branch, including trunk).

This is even used in SVN commands:

	svn diff -r 1647:HEAD


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