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Re: Problem with following renames in 1.1

From: Folker Schamel <schamel23_at_spinor.com>
Date: 2004-09-04 18:29:29 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-09-04 at 08:19, Folker Schamel wrote:
>>Merging within one tree ("merge -r X:Y WC-PATH") nicely follows renames in 1.1.
>>However, when merging changes from trunk into a branch or vice versa
>>("merge BRANCH-URL -r X:Y TRUNK-WC-PATH"),
>>rename tracking seems to fails.
>>See the transscript below.
>>The new 'peg' syntax "merge BRANCH-URL@REV -r X:Y PATH" seems not to help.
>>I suppose this is a more fundamental problem, but neverthanless:
>>Are there plans to improve this?
> No, because we've made a deliberate UI choice here.
> We've decided that
> svn subcommand [-rX[:Y]] wcpath
> ..will follow renames, whereas
> svn subcommand [-rX[:Y]] URL
> ..will not follow renames.

The second from also follows renames "somehow" when using the URL@REV syntax.
But in case of merging this "somehow" is not very useful.

I suppose the reason for your decision is not because it is not useful,
but because of its implementation complexity, right?


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