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Re: Understanding move & merge

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-01-20 19:40:00 CET

Lele Gaifax <lele@seldati.it> writes:

> >>>>> On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 10:51:07 -0500, Greg Ward <gward@mems-exchange.org> said:
>
> GW> I've been using Subversion for less than a week, and it's
> GW> already clear to me that file renaming has to be distinct from
> GW> copy+delete. As things stand, file renaming works *better*
> GW> with CVS than with Subversion.
>
> Well, those are *huge* words to say :)
>
> As it stands, given the "bugs" Karl mentioned, they have the same
> behaviour from the user point of view, but at least with SVN it's not
> a manual tricky hack inside the repository, and neither a dark
> combination of command line options.

And when somebody does an 'svn mv' or 'svn cp' of a file, the other
users *get* those changes when they update.

If you move an RCS file, then this completely breaks all existing CVS
working copies. Don't tell me that's better than Subversion. :-)

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