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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: How to rename a category?

From: Charles Duffy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: How to rename a category?
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 12:47:45 -0600

On Wed, 2004-11-17 at 08:09 -0700, Michaeljohn Clement wrote:
> Maybe this is a subtle point, but I really /don't/ want to change 
> history.  What I /do/ want to do is to rename a category, and then 
> re-use the original name.  The fact that the archive namespace is 
> immutable is an aspect of arch which apparently makes it difficult or 
> impossible to get the result I want /without/ changing history.  If I 
> have to change history to get the result I want, I may be willing to go 
> for it, but that's not my desire.

Renaming a category is changing history. You're changing what revision
$FOO was called when it was checked in; that's part of its history.

Now, if you want to just do this for future revisions, that's a whooole
different kettle of fish. Tag from foo--dev--0.1 to bar--dev--0.1, and
create a new branch foo--new--0.1 (or foo--dev--0.2, or whatever). Now,
you have the correct names for future work, but you haven't changed the

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