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Re: cvs remove -> why does not history get deleted?

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: cvs remove -> why does not history get deleted?
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 07:21:06 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


* On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 08:18:16AM +1100 Arthur Barrett wrote:
> >                                                     I would like to
> > delete the history also and make a 1.1 version commit. Is that
> > possible?
> No.
> CVS is part of a change management solution - it therefore needs to be
> able to show you change.  Not showing you change would be an absolute
> failure of the system and therefore you could just thow it away.

I happen to disagree.

If I have a file FILENAME and remove it, it is gone.

If somehow, later, a new file (completely unrelated to the first
version) appears that happens to have the exactly same name FILENAME,
then the user does not expect to see the history of the first file.

Of course, this is different when the new-born FILENAME is related to
the old name. Also, it is still important to be able to see the history
of the old version of FILENAME. In this aspect, you are right.

Having said this: No, CVS does not have the option to do what you (OP)
want to achieve. That's not the way CVS is working.

Best regards,

Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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