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

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 23:12:44 -0700

>--- Forwarded mail from Greg Woods:

>[ On Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 05:44:16 (GMT), Kaz Kylheku wrote: ]
>> Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]
>> In article <address@hidden>, Greg A. Woods wrote:
>> >>  * 'cvs log BAR' does not list changes in file FOO
>> >
>> >Of course not!!!!  You do not want it to!  That would be illogical.
>> That is false. Just because the tool doesn't do something doesn't mean we
>> don't *want* it or that it is illogical. Some version control tools can
>> handle renames.  The actual object being version is stored anonymously,
>> and a path name is just another versioned property of that object.

>Let me repeat:  You DO NOT want or need to have "cvs log BAR" list
>changes in the file "FOO".  To want that is illogical.  It is

You do, if the version history of FOO is part of the history of BAR,
having become that way by way of a reorganization of the project.

>Unless and until you understand this you will not understand how CVS
>manages change and how filenames are used within CVS.

Until you understand why the design of CVS is broken, you will never
understand why this is a reasonable expectation.  Go away and figure
it out.

>--- End of forwarded message from address@hidden

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