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Re: switching a single file

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-01 22:40:21 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 11:38:37AM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> >...
> > So now I want to switch a file:
> I don't think you can.
> Right now, the WC assumes that all files occur under the parent directory.
> We do not allow for a *file* to be from a different directory than its
> parent.

I don't follow you. Why can't a wc directory contain a list of file
entries, one of which has a "disjoint" url?

All of the code the crawls the working copy (our commit-crawler and
report-crawler) is going to have to learn to recognize disjoint urls
anyway. What makes a disjoint directory url any different from a
disjoint file url? Our crawlers can learn to recognize either, and
build an appropriate transaction.

Can you elaborate more?

> Thus, I believe you should flat out punt on switching a file.

This is an important feature. Think back to your basement in May
2000, when we first met. Remember Matt Braithwaite & David Jeske
talking about what a common scenario it was for developers to put
single files on branches. And I currently don't see any theoretical
problems here...

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