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From:
Bennett Todd
Date:
April 4, 2000 15:32
Subject:
Re: Neat site: Advogato
Message ID:
20000404183132.G549@rahul.net
2000-04-04-18:19:53 Russ Allbery:
> Chip Salzenberg:
> > Iif it copes properly with the target directory not yet
> > existing, bonus points.
>
> This is a topic of regular and very heated discussion on info-cvs,
> just so that you're warned.  It's rather difficult to come up with
> good semantics for file moves that don't have various drawbacks.

Understandable, since the CVS central trick, the heart around which
all the other frippery is built, revolves around identifying
differences in a useful and meaningful fashion. Like rsync in a way,
another program that doesn't currently do the Smart Thing with file
moves, and that might profit, in some applications, if it could.

Pretty much any really worthwhile file-move support, intended to be
an improvement over delete/create, could force CVS to abandon it's
current representation using stock RCS files, or at least leave that
representation incomplete, which would be a shame.

-Bennett

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