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Re: Problems merging renamed file with contents changes

From: Colin D Bennett <cbennett_at_radsoft.com>
Date: 2002-09-11 01:47:36 CEST

Still being ignorant of most of the internals, it seems to me that if the
"name" of a file was treated as we treat properties, the name/location could
be versioned too. I don't imagine this would necessarily be possible,
however, but I thought I'd throw the idea out. I have used tools that behave
in this way.

On Tuesday 10 September 2002 03:11 pm, Jon Watte wrote:
> Supposing rename was a primitive operation, then, theoretically, you
> could keep "the pathname of the file" separate from "the contents
> of the file" and parallel rename+merge would Just Work (tm). There
> are implementation problems with this approach, but I'm not aware
> of any that are insurmountable. Daytime, I'm actually using something
> like this (but not exactly) in Perforce by judicious use of client-
> spec file path re-writing. It is very useful.

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