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Re: HEAD versus Trunk

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: HEAD versus Trunk
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 16:40:13 -0400 (EDT)

Rod Macpherson writes [using very long lines]:
> To paraphrase your answer: "because". 

None of us where there when the decision was made, so you can't expect a
definitive answer.  :-)

But I suspect that HEAD was created because a floating revision tag that
references the tip of the trunk is handy in certain circumstances. 
There probably didn't seem to be any need for a branch tag for the trunk
(though if there were, TRUNK would be a better choice than HEAD) since
that's what you get by default.

> I think it's kind of a moot question at this point so I will retract
> it. HEAD is what it is. Changing it to be the name of trunk would break
> scripts from here to eternity. 


-Larry Jones

I've got an idea for a sit-com called "Father Knows Zilch." -- Calvin

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