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Re: renames under CVS

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: renames under CVS
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 20:29:54 -0800 (PST)

--- "Greg A. Woods" <address@hidden> wrote:
> If you've got something good enough to commit to
> version tracking of any
> kind then you'd damn well better have thought really
> hard about what to
> name the file it's contained in, and what directory
> to put it in, and so
> on.

So I take it your "successful" programmer never had
anything good enough to commit to version tracking.

> Moreover if this thing makes it all the way to the
> first release of your
> project (i.e. the first time it's tagged, after
> which renaming it in a
> CVS repository is unwise) with a "bad" name, then
> all your team is
> slipping up.
> There really is very little excuse for a poorly
> named file getting into
> CVS in the first place, and less for it making the
> first release.
> In other words it is very critical to measure the
> difference between
> files you'd like to rename now which could have been
> better named in the
> first place vs. files which have changed in content
> significantly enough
> that they really do deserve a new name now.

I disagree.  A move is a move regardless of why it
needs to be moved.  If CVS (yes, I know, Greg, I'm
dreaming) handled moves seemlessly, then there's no
difference whether the move was made due to a poorly
thought-out name, or due to the purposes of the file


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