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    SubjectRe: BitBucket: GPL-ed KitBeeper clone
    On Thu 13 Mar 03 01:52, Horst von Brand wrote:
    > Daniel Phillips <> said:
    > > On Wed 12 Mar 03 04:47, Horst von Brand wrote:
    > > > ...You need to focus on changes to files,
    > > > not files. I.e., file appeared/dissapeared/changed name/was edited by
    > > > altering lines so and so.
    > >
    > > It's useful to make the distinction that "file
    > > appeared/dissapeared/changed name" are changes to a directory object,
    > > while "was edited by altering lines so and so" is a change to a file
    > > object...
    > I don't think so. As the user sees it, a directory is mostly a convenient
    > labeled container for files. You think in terms of moving files around, not
    > destroying one and magically creating an exact copy elsewhere (even if
    > mv(1) does exactly this in some cases). Also, this breaks up the operation
    > "mv foo bar/baz" into _two_ changes, and this is wrong as the file loses
    > its revision history.

    No, that's a single change to one directory object.

    > > ...then this part gets much easier.
    > ... by screwing it up. This is exactly one of the problems noted for CVS.

    CVS doesn't have directory objects.

    Does anybody have a convenient mailing list for this design discussion?


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