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Re: Copy/move-handling on update in 1.5

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-11-15 21:08:08 CET

On Nov 15, 2007 11:51 AM, Tor Ringstad <torhr@pvv.org> wrote:
> [Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman <at> red-bean.com>]
> > Look at the update_copied_from_replaced_and_changed test... it
> > involves 2 moves.
>
> But this is a different scenario than the one described in the release
> note, isn't it? There's no incoming move upon local modification here
> as far as I can see...?

My belief is that if you took something like update_handles_copyfrom
and changed it to use a move, it could work in certain circumstances,
including if the move is from a subdir to a parent.

Perhaps the relnotes need to do a better job of stating that we've
implemented part of the machinery but it won't completely work in all
cases; however, in any case there is no data loss.

--dave

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David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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