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Re: Little question about directory copies

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2001-02-21 20:29:44 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> So, in Jim's conception of the world, a branch is exactly like a copy,
> and is visible in the filesystem like a copy would be.
> That world view suggests that the wc has to make a copy of the whole
> directory. (With some conceivably funky admin files.) Which is
> decidedly not a fast operation--slower than a CVS tag operation, even.
> So I remain confused as to whether (a) I don't know something about
> the wc view of branches, and how it meshes with the filesystem view of
> branches, or (b) nobody has really thought about this yet.

It doesn't need to be so complex. Can't you just switch the subtree
of the wc over to the newly-created branch, by tweaking a few metadata

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