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Re: The "follow copy history" initiative

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-04-02 03:03:22 CEST

On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 19:30, C.A.T.Magic wrote:
> > With proper rename tracking, an object can exist
> > in at most one place in the future. A copy of the object doesn't count.
> Maybe if there was a -tiny- difference between a normal 'cp'
> and a 'cp to create a branch', some things would be a lot easier?

I don't think so. I really think a copy doesn't count, whether it was
made for a branch or for another purpose. (If it was made for a rename,
it does count, but we should really have rename-tracking to fix that
problem; branch-copy-tracking is no substitute.)

I'm not saying it's never useful to know what copies of a node were made
in the past or the future. But the purpose of this function is to aid
commands like "svn cat -r N filename", and that should not traverse
copies going forward.

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