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Re: Understanding move & merge

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2003-01-20 16:44:10 CET

Greg Ward <gward@mems-exchange.org> writes:
> I've been using Subversion for less than a week, and it's already clear
> to me that file renaming has to be distinct from copy+delete. As things
> stand, file renaming works *better* with CVS than with Subversion.
> (With the proviso that you have to go into the CVS repository and copy
> the ",v" file in order to preserve the history. And delete all tags
> from the copied ",v" file -- which is the step I always forget!)

Uh, if you consider that "proviso" liveable, you probably don't need
Subversion in the first place :-).

I think everyone agrees that true rename would be preferable than
copy+delete. It turns out that there are some complexities involved
in implementing true renames that are actually quite difficult to deal
with, so we've simply postponed dealing with it till after 1.0.

I'm not sure in what sense you mean CVS's support is "better", even
without that proviso. As far as I can tell, the method you describe
in CVS offers exactly the same support Subversion does (oh, but with
the "proviso" that in Subversion there are still a few bugs about
certain commands not following copy history correctly -- but note that
the copy history *is* recorded in the repository, so these are quite
fixeable and are scheduled for pre-1.0).

-K

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