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Re: svn update/diff handles renames confusingly

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-17 17:13:12 CET

On Mon, 2004-02-16 at 00:33, Ben Reser wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 11:23:24PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> > I agree that it's a big wart, but I don't think it should delay 1.0. It
> > can most likely be fixed in 1.1 (with compatible API extensions at
> > most), and frankly, we know that 1.0 isn't going to be perfect for all
> > projects. The fix for this problem isn't simple (it ties into "we don't
> > have real rename tracking" and "svn_repos_dir_delta is highly
> > path-oriented, not node-oriented"), so we'd have to delay 1.0 for months
> > to fix it.
> Wow, months? I guess we'll have to live with it for a while, I
> certainly didn't realize it was going to be that complicated to fix.
> But I still think accelerating the rate at which we do minors might be
> worthwhile.

"Making diff follow copy-history" was a big issue that almost made the
1.0 cut, but a few months back we decided it would probably be the first
thing to go to 1.1. Nobody should be surprised by this shortcoming;
it's a well known wart that's been discussed to death. It's documented
in the book, and I even mentioned it as an annoyance in my anti-fud

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