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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 16:48:50 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 19:15:30 (GMT), Kaz Kylheku wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]
> It's irrational to want the present implementation of a tool to do
> something that it isn't designed to do. CVS cannot represent the idea
> that BAR was once called FOO; that they are semantically intended to be
> the same object.
> But it's not illogical to *want* the capability in a version control tool.

Are we talking about CVS, or some fictional tool here?  I'm talking
about CVS.

> In a version control tool that has the capability, the user can see the
> entire history of FOO, going back to the point where it was renamed to
> BAR and beyond. The rename is just another historic event that is tracked,
> and the path name of the file is just another property.  There is nothing
> illogical about it.

Ah, so you're not talking about CVS -- why are you posting here then?

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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