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Re: peg-rev and checkout

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-05-08 19:11:26 CEST

On 5/8/06, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
> Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> > Will there be a tool to convert an old repository with "fake renames" into
> > "real renames" (possibly - but not necessarily - withouth having to go through
> > a full dump/load cycle)? If this tool is not planned / will not exist, the
> > forward-trace heuristic you speak of (guessing fake renames as real renames)
> > might be worth it.
> Such a transformation will almost certainly require a dump/load cycle. It's
> not as if we're just changing some "action" variable from "copy+delete" to
> "move". True renames are handled quite differently -- at deep, fundamental
> levels -- than copy and delete.

Plus there is the problem of actually detecting such things. I mean
if it was possible to tell which copy with histories were renames and
which were not without error then we wouldn't be jumping through all
these hoops ;-)


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