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SubjectRe: BitBucket: GPL-ed KitBeeper clone
Daniel Phillips <> said:
> On Thu 13 Mar 03 01:52, Horst von Brand wrote:


> > 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.

mv some/where/foo bar/baz

How is that _one_ 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.

And it doesn't keep history across moves, as the only way it knows to move
a file is destroying the original and creating a fresh copy.

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

Good idea to move this off LKML
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