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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-16 16:14:53

Michael Poole <mdpoole_at_[hidden]> writes:

> In my experience, renames under SVN disrupt history almost as badly as
> under CVS. Log messages are preserved, but individual changes are
> just as hard to retrieve since the old revision of the repository had
> the changes at the old name -- SVN asks for the old revision at the
> new name, which usually does not exist and is (almost) always wrong.
> Related bugs in their issue tracker:
> (the second
> comment there is historically amusing)

That's fixable in principle, though, isn't it? I mean, with CVS the
limitation is essentially built in because there's no record of where
things were moved from.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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