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Re: svn commit: r32998 - trunk/subversion/libsvn_wc

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:24:19 -0400

Greg Stein wrote:
> Well, copies are normally recorded, so that'll still be there.
> ("copied from /some/where, rev RR").
> Are you asking to record that a file was copied *to* elsewhere? Not
> sure about doing that.

I haven't time to dig up archive hits for as much, but there've been several
times when copy-to information (which naturally is 1-to-many) would have
been really useful. For one, you can easily tell Subversion not to allow
someone to commit only the "delete" half of a move operation. Secondly, it
helps with tree conflict detection and resolution. It also helps when
updating a working copy that needs to apply textdeltas to files that have
been rearranged.

I think this one falls squarely under Things We Wish We'd Done Better The
First Time Around.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

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