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RE: Merging or moving from "trunk" to a branch.

From: Dale Worley <dworley_at_pingtel.com>
Date: 2005-02-22 22:17:14 CET

> I don't see how moving a file with a revision associated to it to
> another branch violates *core* principles? The revision hasn't
> changed. As a matter of fact, I DON'T want the revision number on the
> file to change.

Files don't have revision numbers. A "revision" is a *state of the source
tree*. Every change you make to the source tree necessarily creates a new

For a given file, you can speak of "the contents of the file x/y/zzz as
committed in revision 124 and continuing unchanged through revision 131, and
replaced by a new version of the file in revision 132".

When you copy "file x/y/zzz as in revision 124 into branch/y/zzz", you are
creating revision 133 of the database, and branch/y/zzz in rev. 133 is the
same as x/y/zzz in revs. 124 through 131.

See, for example,


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