[svlug] Preventing a Revision Control Flamewar
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Mon Oct 20 13:50:54 PDT 2008
Rick Moen wrote:
> The method to implement "svn move" used to be broken as I described, denials
> notwithstanding. It looks as if this mid-2007 mostly patched the breakage
> that two posters to this mailing list recently denied ever having existed:
Wow, Rick. Nice putting words in our mouths. You go ahead and keep
making stuff up if you want.
Bottom line: if you want to rename a file in svn, and maintain the
history of the file both before and after the rename such that 'svn log
$newfilename' will give you the full history, it will work just fine.
I'm not sure when this turned into an irrelevant "but the design sucks
so it's not a real rename" argument, but IMO all Rick is doing is
obscuring the pragmatic truth that renames work just fine.
That's it; I'm done.
More information about the svlug