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Re: Moving files from lisp/gnus/ to lisp/net/?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Moving files from lisp/gnus/ to lisp/net/?
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 06:50:27 -0400
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On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 12:27:58PM +0200, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:
> And it should be simple enough to move the files around in the
> Gnus CVS repository without losing any CVS history if I do it by hand
> and is, er, careful.  I think.

I think this is generally considered a very bad thing to do.  It's much safer
(if less exciting) to just do the old cvs add+rm thing, and make the first
commit log in the new location "renamed from foo".

The reason it's bad, as I understand it, is that it essentially changes
history; I'm not entirely sure of the all the user-visible repercussions, but
I'm not sure I want to find out the hard way...

Is it true that nothing can be known?  If so how do we know this?  -Woody Allen

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