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Re: Local modifications to a "moved" path.

From: Nick Patavalis <npat_at_efault.net>
Date: 2004-08-06 19:19:26 CEST

On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 05:55:57PM +0200, Tor Ringstad wrote:
> > This is a well-known problem. Subversion doesn't have "real moves"
> > -- only copies and deletes. [...] We plan to fix that someday.
> You've probably guessed by know that I'm rather eager to see
> subversion acquire these capabilities. I feel that this would make svn
> take a big leap from being a "better CVS" to approaching the league of
> some quite decent commercial systems.

I couldn't agee more. And I know that whinning for features can become
frustrating, but the ability to correctly handle moves will really put
SVN on a different league. Up to the point you start handling merges
correctly (without "flattening" their semantics), you 're little more
than a fancy source-code database. When you start doing it properly,
only then you really become a first-class revision-control system.

Regardless, I feel indebted to the SVN developers who saved me (and
countless others, I'm sure) from having to bare with CVS.


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