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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Ongoing Comparison Between Version Control Systems

From: Shlomi Fish
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Ongoing Comparison Between Version Control Systems
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 07:58:24 +0300 (IDT)

On Sun, 7 Sep 2003, Mark A. Flacy wrote:

> I'm curious why you assert that CVS supports file copies while Arch
> doesn't.

CVS does not support file copies at the repository level. Subversion does.

> For that matter, what semantic value is there for maintaining a "history"
> of a clone of a file?  It's a new file with a new purpose.

For merging and for tracking changes to previous versions of the file?
It's also less resource-hungry, time-consuming and space-consuming.


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