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Re: renames under CVS

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: renames under CVS
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 06:12:34 -0800 (PST)

--- Paul Sander <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hmmm...  Let's recap:
> >>      cp $1 $2
> >>      cvs rm -f $1
> >>      cvs add $2
> >>      cvs commit -m "moved $1 to $2" $1 $2
> Where is the *location of the RCS file* recorded in
> the comment?
> Sure, the wrapper could read the CVS meta-data, but
> that's proprietary
> to CVS and therefore not guaranteed to remain
> compatible in future
> releases.

Not only this, but it breaks the "One checkin per
change set" rule if there happens to be multiple
renames in a change set (unless, of course, you want
to start creating micro change sets).

Keeping this info within comments is a hack as we all
should know by now for at least a couple of reasons:

1. Users have no place within the tool to describe why
they made such a change.
2. The information is internal to CVS so any wrapper
would break if CVS's internals would need to change.


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