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Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 13:09:08 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 02:13:06 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]
> This is only true if the user performing the steps above remembers to
> include a comment.

There's nothing to remember -- the entire process is fully and carefully

>  The other thing is that because the rename isn't
> atomic, it can be only partially completed and cause problems for other
> developers caught up in the race condition.

There are many more critical race conditions in CVS.  This is a matter
best dealt with using outside communications.

> Not with the "cvs diff" command, it isn't (assuming BAR was renamed to FOO).
> You must have both files checked out somewhere (and one usually isn't)
> before the standard diff program will work.

And you problem with this is what?  Lusers who can't figure this out do
not deserve to be in front of a keyboard!

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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