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SubjectRe: BitBucket: GPL-ed KitBeeper clone
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On Thu 13 Mar 03 01:52, Horst von Brand wrote:
> Daniel Phillips <phillips@arcor.de> 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?

Regards,

Daniel
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