[evs] Does EVS remove some of CVS limitations?

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Tue Feb 5 23:26:57 GMT 2008

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> As an aside, I checked with SVN guys who informed me that they do carry 
> forward move/renames when merging branches.  However, SVN handles the 
> situation by not truly "renaming" the file, but rather by an atomic 
> delete/add of the file in question.  Consequently, when merging branches, 
> it carries forward the delete/addition.  Keep in mind that they have 
> encountered problems with this technique as well - primarily with loss of 
> changes made to the original file which is deleted at merge time, and not 
> necessarily carried over into the newly added file.
> http://www.orcaware.com/pipermail/svnmerge/2007-May/000913.html
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=898

I know SVN 1.x did that - but since 'rename' was the ENTIRE REASON they 
decided to rewrite CVS (and CVS can even add/remove) I thought they'd come 
up with a 'proper' rename by now, but apparently you are right:



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