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Re: Problems merging renamed file with contents changes

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-11 00:18:51 CEST

"Jon Watte" <hplus@mindcontrol.org> writes:

> I went through the various hacking/readmes and the issue tracker,
> and couldn't find any issue documenting a feature request that
> renames be handled as a primitive operation (instead of being
> simulated with two operations). Is this already on the plate, or
> should I file an issue about it? The description in "goals" seems
> to imply that this is the implementation necessary in the end, but
> I'm confused about not seeing it mentioned anywhere else.

Actually, we don't want 'mv' as a primitive operation; that would
imply that we don't care one whit about what's being moved.

Instead, we have 'mv == delete + add', which has been working very
well for us. It means that the thing we add is specific. The bug
here (which Karl just filed today) is that we're not paying attention
to the thing we delete. We need to notice that we're deleting a very
specific thing, and warn otherwise.

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