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Re: [RFC] Identifying copy/move sources

From: Michael Sinz <Michael.Sinz_at_sinz.org>
Date: 2007-04-04 00:47:10 CEST

Michael Brouwer wrote:
> Is --copies-only good enough? What about if a node was replaced by
> deletion and addition? Isn't that something you want to know about when
> doing the kind of genealogy type operations you were talking about in
> another thread here? Sounds like what you really need is
> --tree-changes-only.

I think the real use would need to be based on a given file entity. A
replacement means it is a new file/path entity. (And a replacement that
comes from elsewhere would need to show that etymology...)

Things get a bit blurry when you start talking about merges...

So, while I actually stated that this may be useful to reduce server load,
it is not 100% valid, but it can very much be a benefit. I just don't know
yet if it covers enough cases to make satisfy the "actual" needs (rather than
some theoretical "complete solution" which is a bit more than I want to deal
with and may not be what Subversion 1.x can do.)

Michael Sinz                     Technology and Engineering Director/Consultant
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