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Re: Medium-term roadmap: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2005-04-23 02:59:09 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> On Fri, 2005-04-22 at 20:01, Philip Martin wrote:
>> I don't really see why atomic renames are a prerequisite for merge
>> tracking.
>
> We may be using the term "merge tracking" overbroadly. What we really
> want is "better merging", and proper rename tracking is a prerequisite
> for good merging in the presence of tree reorganizations.

I guess it depends what one means by "good". Update could make better
use of copyfrom information to move local mods within a working copy,
I suspect merge could do the same. If merge and update were to do
that then we might be able to handle tree reorganizations in a manner
that is "good enough" in most cases.

As far as I can see the introduction of atomic rename doesn't make
merge tracking any easier, unless merge tracking drops support for
copy with history.

-- 
Philip Martin
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